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ERIC Number: EJ934543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1726
Distance Education Research: A Review of the Literature
Simonson, Michael; Schlosser, Charles; Orellana, Anymir
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v23 n2-3 p124-142 Dec 2011
Distance education is defined, the various approaches for effective research are summarized, and the results of major research reviews of the field are explained in this article. Additionally, two major areas of research are included--research on barriers to the adoption of distance education and research summaries that explain and support best practices in the field. This paper concludes with the summary statement that "it is not different education, it is distance education"; what is known about effectiveness in education is most often also applicable to distance education.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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