ERIC Number: ED352000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Distance Education Symposium: Selected Papers, Part 1. Papers Presented at the American Symposium on Research in Distance Education (2nd, University Park, Pennsylvania, May 1991). ACSDE Research Monograph Number 4.
Beaudoin, Michael F.; And Others
The purpose of a symposium on research in distance education was to continue the process of building the network of scholars and climate of cooperation and communication necessary for further development of distance education, and to provide an opportunity for discussion. Four main areas of focus for the symposium are identified in a brief preface by Michael G. Moore: Learning and Characteristics of Learners; Course Design and Communication; Instruction and Learner Support; and Theory, Policy, and Management. There are five papers in this collection: (1) "Researching Practice and Practicing Research: Critique of Distance Education Research and Writing" (Michael F. Beaudoin); (2) "Education for Each: Learner Driven Distance Education" (Connie Dillon and Dana Blanchard); (3)"Changing Perceptions of Learners and Learning at a Distance: A Review of Selected Recent Research" (Chere Campbell Gibson); (4) "Responding to Change: Designing a Flexible Learning Organization for Distance Education" (Andrew Woudstra and Stephen Murgatroyd); and (5) "Research on Selected Aspects of Learner Support in Distance Education Programming: A Review" (Stephen J. Wright). Each paper contains an extensive bibliography. (ALF)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Research, Instructional Design, Learner Controlled Instruction, Nontraditional Education, Opinions, Services, Student Characteristics
American Center for the Study of Distance Education, Penn State University, 403 S. Allen St., Suite 206, University Park, PA 16802-5202 ($20).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. American Center for the Study of Distance Education.