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Anderson, Terry; Dron, Jon – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper updates earlier work in which we defined three generations of distance education pedagogy. We then describe emerging technologies that are most conducive to instructional designs that evolve with each generation. Finally we discuss matching the pedagogies with learning outcomes. (Contains 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Technological Advancement, Outcomes of Education
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Garrison, D. Randy; Anderson, Terry; Archer, Walter – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
This article provides a personal perspective about the development of the seminal papers associated with the Community of Inquiry Framework. The framework and its construction are described. The main part of the paper explores the evolution of the framework and its associated methodology. Finally, research associated with the validation of the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Educational Research
Clardy, Alan – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this paper was to identify the characteristics and history of online education, to examine research on the effectiveness of online learning, and to note the principles and practices indicated for maximizing the effectiveness of online learning. Leading articles and studies on online education were identified and examined for this…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology
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Laohajaratsang, Thanomporn – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
As e-learning in the academic sector serves as a crucial driving force in the development of e-learning in Thailand, this article looks at e-learning readiness in Thailand with a focus on the academic sector. The article is divided into four parts: (1) a brief history of e-learning in Thailand; (2) the infrastructure related to e-learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Postsecondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Caswell, Tom; Henson, Shelley; Jensen, Marion; Wiley, David – Online Submission, 2008
The role of distance education is shifting. Traditionally distance education was limited in the number of people served because of production, reproduction, and distribution costs. Today, while it still costs the university time and money to produce a course, technology has made it such that reproduction costs are almost non-existent. This shift…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Distance Education, Access to Education, Educational Resources
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Catherall, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
This article examines the broad scope of systemised learning (e-learning) in post-statutory education. Issues for discussion include the origins and forms of learning systems, including technical and educational concepts and approaches, such as distributed and collaborative learning. The VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) is defined as the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Libraries, Educational Environment, Educational Technology
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Barbour, Michael K. – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2007
Over the past two decades, distance education has become a reality of rural schooling in Newfoundland and Labrador. In this article, I provide historical background into the challenges facing rural schools in the province and how distance education was introduced to address that challenge. I also describe how that system of distance education…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Distance Education, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
Moore, Michael Grahame – 2003
This document reviews the history of distance education (DE) in the United States beginning with the early years of correspondence study, radio, and television. It chronicles the rise of DE universities internationally, the impact of the Internet and Web-based education, and the emergence of virtual universities. The paper discusses the emergence…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correspondence Schools, Distance Education, Educational History
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Southworth, John H.; Knezek, Gerald; Flanigan, John – Educational Perspectives, 2003
This article was composed collaboratively using Nicenet, a computer electronic bulletin board. The three co-authors collaboratively edited the file and exchanged drafts via e-mail while simultaneously gathering reflections from colleagues online. Their collaboration on authoring this article in some sense closes the circle of similar activities…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Distance Education, Discussion Groups, Online Courses
Gray, Fred, Ed. – 2002
This document contains 12 papers about lifelong learning in rural communities in Great Britain. The papers, which are intended for lecturers, tutors, and guidance professionals but may also prove useful to organizations providing lifelong learning and policymakers, include conceptual tools as well as empirical case studies documenting lifelong…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs