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ERIC Number: EJ846465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
How to Create Flexible Runtime Delivery of Distance Learning Courses
Tattersall, Colin; Vogten, Hubert; Brouns, Francis; Koper, Rob; van Rosmalen, Peter; Sloep, Peter; van Bruggen, Jan
Educational Technology & Society, v8 n3 p226-236 2005
Distance Learning Providers serve large populations of learners, frequently offering the same course to different groups of learners over lengthy periods of time. This article argues that (re-) running e-learning courses with different combinations of learners and staff requires a distinction between abstract representations of courses and instances of these representations involving specific learners and support staff. The article provides an analysis of the requirements for multiple deliveries of courses, describes the design of an approach which meets these requirements together with experiences resulting from implementation of the design. The article concludes with a discussion of the approach. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands