Dr. Roger Poole
The 2009 Inductee for the Hall of Fame is Dr. Rodger Pool. Dr. Pool was a pioneer in the delivery of telecourses and ITFS distance education since the 1970’s, helping to create the early video production and distribution centers for Dallas County Community College, Dallas ISD, and for a statewide Texas Consortium of Community Colleges. He laid the groundwork for Texans to evolve into the age of online courses by changing the rules to offer more than thirty three percent of a degree at a distance. While chairing the Distance Education Advisory Committee for the Higher Education Coordinating Board, Rodger recommended for approval the state’s first online degree programs. Leaving a college presidency to return to the classroom, he now shares his experience – through interactive video – with emerging college and university leaders.
Dr. Pool was instrumental in:
The TxDLA Hall of Fame Selection Committee unanimously recommended Dr. Pool for induction into the Texas Distance Learning Hall of Fame. Many positive responses accompanied the recommendation. “Dr. Pool’s innovations and leadership in instructional telecommunications aided in establishing the value of distance learning, giving impetus to pursue the improved technologies we have today,” one committee member commented. “He’s a genuine distance education pioneer, accurately credited with exceptional accomplishments. The selfless sharing of knowledge and generous assistance he extends to others is less well documented, but no less noteworthy,” noted another that has worked closely with Dr. Pool in the distance learning arena. It is truly an honor for the 2009 TxDLA Board of Directors and the Hall of Fame Selection Committee to welcome Dr. Rodger Pool into the Texas Distance Learning Hall of Fame.
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