Distance Education Strategies for

Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies

Iowa State University

FCEDS 593A-Summer, 1999




Margaret Torrie

Associate Professor

215B MacKay Hall

(515) 294-1733

fax (515) 294-4493



Cheryl O. Hausafus

Associate Professor

211B MacKay Hall

(515) 294-5307

fax (515) 294-4493




Course Description:

(3 semester credits). Effective instructional strategies for conducting programs using the fiber optics network. Practice interactive communications using distance education laboratories on campus. Evaluate components of distance education practice using National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education



Recognize distance education developments in Iowa, the US, and globally.

Identify resources available to the family and consumer sciences professional for delivering programs over the ICN.

Practice presentation techniques for a specified setting which facilitate positive outcomes.

Translate FCS content for meeting the needs of a specified clientele through an interactive distance education delivery system.



Useful Websites

Distance Education:

Albright, M., & Graf, David. (1996). Teleteaching: Distance education planning, techniques & tips, 2nd Ed.

Iowa Communications Network.

Iowa ICN Classrooms.

Iowa Database

Iowa's technology Plan for Public Schools

Iowa Internet Sites

Iowa Libraries on the Internet

University of Phoenix Distance Education Forms.

WWW Virtual Library for Distance Education.

Distance Education Journal

American Journal of Distance Education

Agency for Instructional Technology

Internet Information Center

Distance Education at a Glance

Distance Education Clearinghouse

Virtual University Gazette

Syllabus Magazine

International Center for Distance Education


Millennium Cohort Group:

GRE Information

Project Vincent Registration for email

Graduate English Exam required of all graduate students. Contact Dr. Virginia Allen, 202C Lab Mechanics, ISU, phone: 515-294-3510, or email her here.

Great Plains FCS Teacher Educators

Iowa Requirements for Teaching Endorsements

Iowa Adding an Endorsement

Iowa Department of Education Directory

Recruiting Teachers Facts about Teaching

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Dictionary of Occupational Titles

Iowa FCS Competencies

FCS National Standards

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Kappa Omicron Nu

US Department of Education

Journal of Computing in Higher Education


FCS Content Sites:

Home and Family Related Links

AAFCS Exhibitor List

Grocery Store Online with label information

Yucky Science for Middle School

Food Safety from the Extension Service

Health Answer line - Ask Alice

Mayo Clinic Health Center

Mayo Clinic Education Site

Nutrition Navigator

Cyber Diet

Blue Web'N Educational Sites for Teachers

Global Schoolhouse Home Page

Iowa FHA web site

NEA Teaching, Learning and Technology Message Board

Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO

Parent Soup

WonderWise Childcare free on-line courses

I Am Your Child

Insurance News Network