ERIC Number: EJ562987
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Rediscovering the Social Context of Distance Learning.
Spitzer, Dean R.
Educational Technology, v38 n2 p52-56 Mar-Apr 1998
Argues that the tendency to focus on the technical aspects of distance learning contributes to the infrequency of distance learning methods usage in education and training. Discusses the technical and human dimensions of distance learning, resistance to change, user perspective, and inertia and entropy. Outlines 10 human dimension principles fundamental to successful distance learning systems design. (AEF)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Design Preferences, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, Social Influences, Systems Development, Teaching Methods, Training, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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