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ERIC Number: ED458870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Pages: 9
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Interaction: The Key to Successful Distance Learning.
Byers, Al
This paper discusses the impediments to distance education (DE) programs and the critical value of interaction and dialog in DE learning environments. The types of interaction to be considered when designing a DE program are listed, including interaction to increase learning, to increase participation, to develop communication, to receive feedback, to enhance elaboration and retention, to support learning control/self-regulation, to increase motivation, for negotiation and understanding, for team building, for discovery, for exploration, for clarification of understanding, and for closure. The following examples showcasing DE K-12 support curriculum projects from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are discussed with respect to their interaction and collaboration: NASA Quest/Sharing NASA, Learning Technologies Project, and EarthKAM. (Contains 15 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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