ERIC Number: ED389928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Theory and Practice of Distance Education. Second Edition.
This book provides a comprehensive survey of literature regarding the theory and practice of distance education (DE). Among the aspects of DE discussed are the following; overall picture of DE today (concept/evolution, DE and open learning, modes of teaching/learning); background (basic questions concerning education/teaching/learning and impact of theory on practice); planning (systems approach, student learning, course planning); fundamental considerations in course development (basic principles, content and structure); DE structures/media (self-contained and self-guide courses, contract and project learning, individualized courses, self-checking exercises, media selection, presentation of learning matter); interaction between students and the supporting organization (functions of communication, student-tutor interaction, counseling); organization and administration (services required, types of organization, administration of course development, distribution of course materials, study of DE organization/administration); special applications (supervised DE for young people, personnel training, combinations of DE and face-to-face tutoring, DE in developing countries); theoretical approaches and their practical consequences (DE versus face-to-face learning, student autonomy versus control of students); role/concept of evaluation (principles, methods, completion/dropout rates, economics of DE); and academic discipline of DE (research, DE as a university teaching subject, recognition). Contains 554 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Correspondence Study, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Dropout Rate, Educational Change, Educational Media, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Job Training, Open Education, Open Universities, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, School Counseling, Student Evaluation, Student School Relationship, Systems Approach, Teacher Student Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; China; Germany; Israel; South Africa; United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States