NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED429558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Giving Psychology Away through Technology-Based Distance Instruction.
Mehrotra, Chandra M.
This paper outlines key features of good distance education, drawing upon principles for good practice in undergraduate education and recorded experiences with distance learning programs in a number of content areas. The first section defines distance education and provides a historical perspective. Five interrelated phenomena that have accompanied the rapid growth of information technology to promote widespread use of distance learning are described in the second section, including the emergence of lifelong learning, learning centered instruction, providing access, rapid advances in technology and the psychology of learning, and increased interest in part-time study. The third section offers recommendations for good distance education, and the last section summarizes the following lessons learned as a result of offering both undergraduate and graduate courses via distance learning: include adequate details in the syllabus; break the course into modules; conduct periodic assessment; encourage contact between students and faculty; and promote interaction between students. One figure presents a historical perspective of the phases of distance education. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A