ERIC Number: EJ889332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Reference Count: 23
Time and Place Utility and the Requirement for Spontaneity
Scerbinski, Jacqueline S.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v10 n3 p295-298 2009
This research brief addresses the quandary that arises when distance learners require both time and place utility, and prefer live interface. The development of the hybrid course, which incorporates elements of time delayed and instantaneous interaction, is seen as a response to instructor and student scheduling conflicts. Faculty and student preparation for a delivery format that utilizes electronic communication is addressed as well as instructional strategies and delivery methods. Equipment requirements are suggested. There are proposals for further research into the question of what subject matter is suitable for distance learning and the need to incorporate emerging technologies into the process.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Scheduling, Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Asynchronous Communication, Synchronous Communication, Delivery Systems, Resource Allocation, Tutors, Tutoring, Computer Software, Self Contained Classrooms, Online Courses
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