|| Vasquez de Velasco, Guillermo and Holland, Nancy
||Taller de Diseņo Virtual Internacional y Educacion Reciproca a Distancia
||II Seminario Iberoamericano de Grafico Digital [SIGRADI Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-97190-0-X] Mar del Plata (Argentina) 9-11 september 1998, pp. 398-405
||Motivated by a tendency towards the development of international design and construction consortia, the paper explores the application of information technology in order to add an international and multicultural dimension to our Design Studios. In particular, the paper describes how a group of 4 Mexican design professors offers distance education to a Design Studio in the U.S. and how, in a reciprocal way, 4 American construction professors offer distance education to a Construction Studio in Mexico. Both groups of professors and students make extensive use of the Internet and a T1 dedicated line for compressed video. In addition to the experience previously mentioned, the paper elaborates on potential applications of the "Reciprocal Distance Education" model at university and professional levels. The paper presents conclusions that place particular attention in the evaluation of information resources. In the same way, some conclusions address the administrative an faculty structures that make possible the implementation of the model.
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