ERIC Number: EJ798658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 28
A Journey to Legitimacy: The Historical Development of Distance Education through Technology
Casey, Denise M.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v52 n2 p45-51 Apr 2008
This article demonstrates the parallels between development of technology and the increased acceptance of distance learning. First, definitions of distance learning are provided. Second, the history of distance learning and its use of technological innovations are presented. Third, an overview of the academic institutions that are offering distance education are covered along with a discussion of accreditation. Finally, a summary and observations about current technological trends and innovations in distance education are discussed.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational History, Technology Integration, Technological Advancement, Educational Trends, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Environment, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Correspondence Schools, Telecommunications, Computer Assisted Instruction, Internet, College Instruction, Online Courses
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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