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ERIC Number: ED389928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 246
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ISBN: ISBN-0-415-11292-3
Theory and Practice of Distance Education. Second Edition.
Holmberg, Borje
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)
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Publication Type: Books
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Language: English
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