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ERIC Number: ED400807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 9
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Distance Learning: Technologies, Curriculum Development, and Teacher Education.
Wilson, Andrew T.
This paper provides an overview of the numerous technological tools available to distance education teachers. It is becoming common to incorporate a variety of tools for design and implementation of distance learning programs. The distance learning environment is significantly different from that of a traditional classroom, and therefore requires considerable reflection on the part of the teacher. Since the inception of distance learning in the form of correspondence courses, print tools have been the medium of choice, including textbooks, study guides, workbooks, course syllabi, and case studies. Print tools continue to play a significant role in distance education despite the availability of numerous "high-tech" alternatives. Discussion also examines video tools, computer tools, and new interactive technologies, and their roles in distance education. New concepts in curriculum development and teacher education will improve the effectiveness of distance learning, and will lead to innovative approaches to the effective teaching of diverse student groups who will participate in distance learning. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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