ERIC Number: EJ1065634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Distance Education in Georgia's Public School Districts: Baseline Data on Utilization and the Perceived Barriers to Implementation and Expansion
Tankersley, William J.; Burnham, James F.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v10 n4 Win 2007
Interest in distance education, particularly online education, is increasing in public school districts throughout the United States. In an effort to aid those who are involved in the planning and administration of K-12 distance education programs in Georgia, the authors sought to gather and report baseline data on the current utilization of distance education courses in Georgia's K-12 public school districts, and to determine the perceived barriers to the implementation and expansion of distance education programs in Georgia. The authors' findings indicated that K-12 distance education enrollments in Georgia have increased over the past five school years, and asynchronous Internetbased courses are the primary course delivery model that exists. In addition, the authors found that costs and/or funding issues were the most frequently chosen barriers to the implementation and expansion of distance education courses.
Descriptors: Distance Education, School Districts, Public Schools, Barriers, Program Implementation, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Enrollment Trends, Asynchronous Communication, Delivery Systems, Costs, Financial Problems, Educational Trends, Rural Urban Differences, Appropriate Technology, Technology Uses in Education, School Surveys, Likert Scales, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Opportunities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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