ERIC Number: EJ684179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-1
Clarifying Distance Education Roles and Competencies: Exploring Similarities and Differences Between Professional and Student-Practitioner Perspectives
Egan, Toby Marshall; Akdere, Mesut
American Journal of Distance Education, v19 n2 p87-103 Jun 2005
The authors utilized a Delphi technique to explore roles and competencies as identified and ranked by 106 upper level graduate student-practitioners from eleven academic programs specializing in distance education. Responses were compared to two previous studies utilizing distance education expert/scholar respondents. Although the roles identified were similar to previous studies, the highest rated competencies in the current study emphasized technical expertise to a greater degree than did the previous practitioner/scholar studies. Results included consensus on fourteen distance education roles and twenty-one core competencies.
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Distance Education, Comparative Analysis, Graduate Students, Student Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role, Computer Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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