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ERIC Number: EJ946730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-0892-3647
Insights from Research on Distance Education Learners, Learning, and Learner Support
West, Richard E.
American Journal of Distance Education, v25 n3 p135-151 2011
This article, originally published in "Distances et Savoirs" (D & S--7/2009. "A la Croisee des Recherches," p571-584) reviews the key ideas related to increasing student learning and support described in selected chapters from the second edition of the "Handbook of Distance Education" (Moore 2007). These chapters described research findings related to the impact of distance education on learners in general (student autonomy, cognition, social learning, and satisfaction) as well as specific subgroups of distance students and instructors (K-12, female, and disabled students as well as academic advising and library services). This article concludes with brief recommendations for future research in each of these areas. Appearing at the end of this article is "Comments on the Article 'Insights from Research on Distance Education Learners, Learning, and Learner Support' by Richard E. West, as Published in 'Distances et Savoirs'" (by Daniel Peraya). [This article was translated by Cyril Fichez.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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