ERIC Number: ED371751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Distance Education Symposium: Selected Papers, Part 3. Papers Presented at the American Symposium on Research in Distance Education (2nd, University Park, Pennsylvania, May 1991). ACSDE Research Monograph Number 9.
Atman, Kathryn S.; And Others
The purpose of this 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 were learning and characteristics of learners; course design and communication; instruction and learner support; and theory, policy, and management. There are eight papers in this collection: "Conative Capacity and Attention Control Implications for Distance Education" (Kathryn S. Atman); "Boundary Articulation, Domain Determination, and Organizational Learning in Distance Education: Practice Opportunities and Research Needs" (Joe F. Donaldson); "Collaborative Learning and Group Dynamics in Computer-Mediated Communication Networks" (Charlotte N. Gunawardena); "Identifying Performance Improvement Prescriptions for Distance Learning and Teaching: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches" (M. Winston Egan, Joan Sebastian, Marshall Welch, and Brent Page); "Designing Policy Tools for the Third Generation of Distance Education" (Gary E. Miller); "Research-Based Approaches to Dealing with Student Attrition: Experiences at the American College" (John W. Bajtelsmit); "Synergistic Model for Statewide Telecommunications Success" (Robert B. Leiter); and "Theory of Distance Education" (Michael G. Moore). Most of the papers contain references. (JLB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Policy Formation, Student Attrition, Telecommunications
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: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. American Center for the Study of Distance Education.
Note: For Part 1, see ED 352 000; For Part 2, see IR 055 071.