Accession Number : ADA302723

Title :   Distance Learning: Part of the National Performance Review Initiative on Education.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Hansen, Laurna J. ; Schoenberger, Dale

PDF Url : ADA302723

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This study of the National Information Infrastructure (NIL) was conducted as part of IDA's Central Research Program. Education, to include distance learning, is one of seven key initiatives that the Clinton administration's National Performance Review (NPR) found could be impacted through the implementation of advanced information technology. Distance Learning is a general term used to cover the broad range of teaching and learning events in which the student is separated from the instructor, or other students, by distance and/or time. It includes such scenarios as computers in the classroom or work place, local area networks on a college campus, remote training, and access to educational opportunities from the home. Numerous agencies within the government, private, and public sectors are committed to improving the overall educational process in this country through the implementation of advanced information technology. The objective of this paper is to enhance IDA's understanding of the activities, organizations, and issues related to the application of distance learning, as part of the NIL.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *TELECOMMUNICATIONS, *RANGE(DISTANCE), *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *LEARNING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS, STUDENTS, TRAINING, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, TASK FORCES, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, SECURITY, TEACHING METHODS, COSTS, LIMITATIONS, BARRIERS, ACCESS, REMOTE AREAS, REGULATIONS, LIBRARIES, CULTURE, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE