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ERIC Number: EJ794067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1529-1944
Planning ADE: Implications from the Literature on Student Perspectives
McNeill, Elisa Elizabeth; Eddy, James M.
International Electronic Journal of Health Education, v8 p70-79 2005
As the use of instructional technology continues to escalate, it is not surprising that universities are attempting to reach new student markets by using technology. Many of the benefits and barriers to asynchronous distance education (ADE) have been examined over the years; however, few have explored these constructs from the student's perspective. This manuscript points out some benefits of ADE: lower costs, increased flexibility, greater convenience, higher return on investments, and expanded opportunities. It also addresses possible obstacles: administrative policy and infrastructure issues, quality of technical instruction, inadequate support services, and intrinsic factors affecting student performance. An analysis of these pros and cons is a vital part of planning effective ADE. Suggestions for methods to improve the viability and quality of ADE from the student's perspective are offered using examples from the discipline of health education. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A