E3 Successful stories and approaches to Distance Learning: How can we benefit from it
     Bojan Mijatovic, University of Zagreb; Yusri De Vries, University of Arts and Design, Helsinki, Finland

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Many academic institutions and industries around the globe have used one form or other of delivering distance learning courses to suite their needs, resources, and objectives. Delivery techniques covers a wide variety of options varied from using web-based instruction, web casting, audio/video conferencing, and interactive TV instruction. One method of successful delivery in one setting does not necessarily apply to all other academic units and sites. This process of achieving a successful and affordable distance learning program depends to a large extent on careful examination and assessment of Target Audience, Available Technology, Teacher Training/Development, and Pilot Studies. This session will demonstrate a wide range of examples and applications of what have been used in Western Europe, Canada and the US as they apply to Distance Learning Instruction and Evaluation. Pros and cons of each approach will be addresses and analyzed. Following, there will be an active dialog among the audience to discuss what works and what might not work for Croatia and similar countries in the region. Recommendations based on an overall future strategy will be addressed.