Accession Number : ADA311369
Title : Characteristics of Distance Learning in Academia, Business, and Government.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 92-May 94,
Corporate Author : MEI TECHNOLOGY CORP SAN ANTONIO TX
Personal Author(s) : Walsh, William J. ; Gibson, Elizabeth G. ; Miller, Todd M. ; Hsieh, Patricia Y. ; Gettman, Dennis
PDF Url : ADA311369
Report Date : JUN 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 155
Abstract : Distance learning is defined as: any method of presenting training that is interactive and in which the students are physically separate from the instructor. This research effort focused on the impact of distance learning on the curriculum, types of student-instructor interaction, student interaction with the instructional materials, and on the preparation of faculty and staff for conducting distance learning. A primary goal was to determine if there are specific categories of objectives, task characteristics, or instructional strategies which lend themselves to particular distance learning technologies. This report also details the development, composition and distribution of a distance learning survey and summarizes the results associated with the data analysis.
Descriptors : *TEACHING METHODS, *RANGE(DISTANCE), *LEARNING, DATA PROCESSING, STRATEGY, PREPARATION, STUDENTS, INTERACTIONS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, SURVEYS, INSTRUCTORS.
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE