PLANNING & EVALUATING DISTANCE EDUCATION: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH belongs in the library of all those who are responsible for helping select & implement educational technology programs for today's schools, colleges, universities, hospitals & organizations. Filled with practical advice & case study examples, the book assumes that planners are relatively naive about exactly where to begin, whom to contact for certain information & what issues to raise in order to ensure that the endeavor will be useful for its target students--as well as meet the expectations of all those stakeholders who must be involved in its implementation. The Planning & Evaluation Process (PEP) described in the book is an easy to follow, common sense approach to the collaborative planning which is essential to the development of a technological approach which is, by definition, comprised of many varied organizations, industries, & in some cases, nations. PLANNING & EVALUATING DISTANCE EDUCATION: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH also presents the reasons that a traditional "goals-based" evaluation approach is not suitable for determining the value of a novel & volatile educational intervention such as Distance Education & offers necessary concepts & techniques for a more appropriate evaluation approach. To order: PLANNING & EVALUATING DISTANCE EDUCATION: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH, contact Diaphera Publications, P.O. Box 770-505, Memphis, TN 38177-0505, (901) 368-3043 or FAX (901) 368-3165.Knott, Tara D. is the author of 'Planning and Evaluating Distance Education A Guide to Collaboration' with ISBN 9780963807007 and ISBN 0963807005.