ERIC Number: EJ614155
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Theoretical Challenges for Distance Education in the 21st Century: A Shift from Structural to Transactional Issues.
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v1 n1 Jun 2000
Reviews of the theoretical contributions to distance education found the early primary focus was on organizational and structural constraints on delivery. The focus is shifting to teaching-learning, the diversity of communication technologies, the difference between asynchronous and real-time verbal communication, and the needs of new audiences. (Contains 31 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Theories, Organizational Development, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Theory Practice Relationship, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme Issue--The Problems and the Promise: Into the New Century.