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ERIC Number: EJ877580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Transformations in Higher Education: Online Distance Learning
Kobayashi, Victor
Educational Perspectives, v35 n1 p6-11 Spr 2002
Higher education is undergoing radical shifts that are part of the larger wave of changes taking place in the society. The transformation affects all sectors of higher education, especially distance learning and how it relates to the University's regular offerings. In this article, the author begins with clarifying the terms commonly associated with distance learning and elaborates on two main instructional models of online distance learning. Locating the developments in distance learning within the broader transformations in higher education, he explores how the tradition-shattering changes brought about by the potential of new technologies are impacting the tradition-bound activities of bricks and mortar campuses as they give rise to new organizational structures and new management styles in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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