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ERIC Number: ED428649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 7
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A Typology for Distance Education - Tool for Strategic Planning.
Aoki, Kumiko; Fasse, Richard; Stowe, Sonny
The prevalence of the Internet and the World Wide Web in higher education has been transforming higher educational institutions in various degrees. There are a wide variety of terms indicating such phenomenon, ranging from "web-based instruction" and "online courses" to "cyber degrees" and "virtual universities." These terms are often used without clear definition. This paper presents a taxonomy of higher education institutions in cyberspace that includes the following six categories: online course catalogs/clearing house, university brokerages, virtual university consortia, virtual universities, online campuses, and unaccredited online campuses. Three elements of online courses (course material presentation/distribution, communication, and assessment) are discussed in order to give a framework to designing online courses. Competency-based assessment and the future trend of educational institutions are also addressed. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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