Distance education expert will speak April 26 at USD A statewide teleconference, featuring nationally recognized distance education authority Thomas Russell, will be held at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26 at The University of South Dakota's Center for Continuing Education.
This seminar, sponsored by the CIDD at USD, will originate at USD's RDT Network Studio, Center for Continuing Education Room 118A in Vermillion.
It will also be delivered to RDT Network sites in Rapid City – South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Pierre – State Capitol; Aberdeen – Northern State University; Sioux Falls – Southeast Technical Institute; Brookings – South Dakota State University; Spearfish – Black Hills State University; Madison – Dakota State University; Mitchell – Mitchell Technical Institute.
Russell, author of the No Significant Difference Phenomenon, a comparative research annotated bibliography on technology for distance education, is the director of the Office of Instructional Telecommunications at North Carolina State University. An expert in the field of distance education research, Russell spent over 10 years focusing his studies on these issues. He has over 40 years of experience in the fields of education and distance learning, and has worked with foreign and domestic governments and businesses, helping them address issues of distance education and training.