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ERIC Number: EJ864026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Technology-Mediated Instruction in Distance Education and Teacher Preparation in Special Education
Bullock, Lyndal M.; Gable, Robert A.; Mohr, J. Darrell
Teacher Education and Special Education, v31 n4 p229-242 2008
In this article, the authors examine the literature on distance education and offer a brief chronology of its past-to-present development, with special attention to the evolution of technology-mediated instruction. They document some of the major trends related to both theoretical and practical aspects of distance education. In particular, they look at the significance of the design of instruction and the importance of preserving faculty-student communication. Next, they look at the challenges as well as opportunities that distance education affords students, faculty, and institutions of higher education. Finally, the authors summarize what they believe to be major issues to be resolved if educators are to improve the quality of distance education and speculate about what the future might hold with regard to distance education and special education.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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