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Bynner, John – Distance Education, 1986
Considers aims of masters degrees in education against background of controversy about distance teaching of such courses; examines components of masters course design via distance teaching experience in Australia and United Kingdom; considers design requirements of the advanced project and specifies necessary support facilities; and describes…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Distance Education, Educational Objectives
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Kahl, Thomas N.; Cropley, Arthur J. – Distance Education, 1986
Summarizes differences between face-to-face and distance learners at Fernuniversitat (West Germany) in terms of demographics, motivation, study conditions, and personal consequences, in order to provide some empirically derived insights into the psychological consequences of distance learning for learners. (MBR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Demography, Distance Education
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Laaser, Wolfrom – Distance Education, 1986
Provides a rough classification of three basic design aspects of audiocassette production in a distance education framework: dramaturgical design; didactic functions or teaching objectives; and reciprocal relations to other media and students' activities. It is concluded that audiocassettes can be very effective and powerful when developed to…
Descriptors: Audiotape Cassettes, Classification, Design Requirements, Diagrams
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Curtis, Frederick A.; Bakshi, Trilochan S. – Distance Education, 1984
Presents results of a market research survey conducted by Athabasca University to determine interest in a natural resources planning and management home study degree program. Responses related to employment prospects, usefulness for professional development, home-study options, degree offerings, proposed program design, and format of proposed…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Distance Education, Educational Planning, External Degree Programs
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Kaufman, David – Distance Education, 1984
Describes a course prepared for the Open Learning Institute of British Columbia to provide educators and trainers with the knowledge and skills to design and implement distance education programs. Course content covers distance education systems; creating, adapting, and acquiring instructional materials; delivery of instruction; and theory of…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives
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Marland, P. W.; Store, R. E. – Distance Education, 1982
Examines some traditional instructional strategies used to improve textual materials for learning at a distance, including advance organizers, overviews, pretests, objectives, and inserted questions, together with devices in typography and graphics. Research in each area is reviewed and guidelines are given for using each strategy. An extensive…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Behavioral Objectives, Educational Strategies, Guidelines