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ERIC Number: EJ1000714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
"Distance Education", 2000-2010
Oviatt, Darin; Burdis, Jacob; West, Richard E.
Educational Technology, v52 n1 p44-48 Jan-Feb 2012
This article analyzes the articles published in the journal "Distance Education" from 2000-2010. The researchers analyzed these articles to determine the primary topics, research methods, key phrases in article titles, authorship, and most highly cited pieces. The development of new approaches to engage in distance education is a recurring theme in the journal. Articles addressing programs, methods, or the integration of new technologies to achieve better learning outcomes through distance education appeared most frequently. Developmental/design research, theoretical/philosophical research, and content analysis were the three most frequently used research methods in the study period. Mobile learning and social aspects of distance education have shown an increasing presence in the last few years. Collaborative learning and studies discussing the past, present, and future of distance education are appearing with less frequency. Other topics have remained constant. The current trends appear to be how using emerging mobile technologies and social networks can enhance the quality of learning, and the accessibility and availability of learning activities. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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