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ERIC Number: EJ787653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0892-3647
Issues and Concerns of Directors of Postsecondary Distance Learning Programs Regarding Online Methods and Technologies
Jones, James G.
American Journal of Distance Education, v22 n1 p46-56 Jan 2008
This study, a naturalistic inquiry conducted between 2002 and 2005, presents an integrated portrayal of issues and concerns of twenty-seven directors of postsecondary distributed/distance learning programs as well as the results of a survey that examined technology utilization and methods in 316 postsecondary schools. The major issues and concerns that emerged from the interviews included worries about planning and integrating future changes in technology, Digital Divide issues, ongoing cost of content creation, and vendor lock-in. Emerging during the analysis of the survey of methods and technology utilization was awareness of what technology or methods were "not" being used as compared with previous studies showing what technology was being used for distance education. (Contains 4 tables.)
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A