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Simonson, Michael – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2001
How will appropriate technologies for courses designed in the 21st century be determined? Some say the meeting of students with teachers will soon be a relic of the past, like signal fires. Others advocate the need for face-to-face instruction. Another position is advocated by those who say education should use a combination of face-to-face and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education
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Simonson, Michael – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2001
South Dakota State leaders decided a few years ago to make a commitment to educational technology and distance education. The result is a blend of public and private support for educational change focused on increased use of instructional technology and distance education. The May/June 2001 issue of "Tech Trends" presents ideas from…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Technology
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Simonson, Michael – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2001
Finn (1953) implied research and practice could not be conducted effectively without clear terminology. Keegan's (1986) work became the foundation for more modern definitions, including one espoused by this journal, "institutionally-based, formal education, where the learning group is separated and where interactive technologies are used to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning, Definitions
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Simonson, Michael – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2001
Provides an overview of barriers to distance education, based on a recent literature review and survey of several thousand people involved in distance education, instructional technology, and training. The ten strongest barriers to distance education, 11 least important barriers to implementation, and five of the top barriers related directly to…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Simonson, Michael – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2000
Examines implications of the research regarding whether traditional "stand up" training will be replaced by "sit down" computer-based, online distance-delivered sessions. Concludes that they will coexist in the training environment of the next decade, that some organizations will gravitate toward one extreme or the other, but that most trainers…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Development
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Simonson, Michael – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2000
Discusses personal innovativeness, perceived organizational innovativeness, and computer anxiety in relation to distance education. Investigates the reliability of measures used in relevant research studies, including the Innovativeness Scale, Perceived Organizational Innovativeness Scale, and Computer Anxiety Index. (Contains 12 references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Individual Characteristics, Innovation, Measures (Individuals)
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Simonson, Michael – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2000
Addresses three myths relating to distance education: (1) for video-based distance education, the higher the frames per second the better; (2) the more interaction, the better; and (3) instructor training is required for anyone planning to teach at a distance. (LRW)
Descriptors: Criticism, Distance Education, Faculty Development, Interaction
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Simonson, Michael – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2000
Introduces three white papers, prepared for Governor William Janklow's Capital City Conclave on Distance Education, an event intended to generate information to help South Dakota incorporate distance education into its educational systems. The papers, incorporating the themes "Start with the Children,""Empower the Workforce,"…
Descriptors: Development, Distance Education, Economic Development, Educational Development