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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
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, 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