ERIC Number: ED311890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
On the Nature of Distance Education. ZIFF Papiere 33.
Keegan, Desmond J.
This introduction to distance education includes the following sections: (1) definitions of distance education; (2) the typology of distance education systems (including examinations of the correspondence school model, the consultation model, the integrated mode, the multimedia system model and media selection; (3) nature (the didactic structure of distance education systems, the linking of learning materials to learning, the role of the learner, sociological charactersitics, and administration); and analogues (the relationship between distance education and conventional higher-level university study, the use of educational technology in conventional programs, and the relationship between educational technology and distance education). A brief concluding statement posits that there are extensive differences in both didactic structure and administrative theory between distance and conventional systems. (40 references) (GL)
Descriptors: Administration, Correspondence Study, Distance Education, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Models, Multimedia Instruction, Social Environment, Staff Utilization, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: FernUniversitat, Hagen (West Germany). Zentrales Inst. fur Fernstudienforschung Arbeitsbereich.