ERIC Number: EJ588152
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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What's the Difference? Outcomes of Distance vs. Traditional Classroom-Based Learning.
Merisotis, Jamie P.; Phipps, Ronald A.
Change, v31 n3 p12-17 May-Jun 1999
Examination of research comparing outcomes of technology-based distance education and traditional classroom-based learning found shortcomings and gaps. Three conclusions were reached: the notion of access to college via distance learning is unclear; technology cannot replace the human factor in learning; and technology is not nearly as important as other factors, such as learning tasks, learner characteristics, student motivation, and the instructor. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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