EDC&I 510 History of Educational Technology July 5, 2005 The Foundations of Distance Learning and Technology In Higher Education Topics for Today Your Questions Steve Kerr Cliff’s Brief Introduction to the Topic Nika’s Discussion Of Bill’s “Learning From The Web”
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July 5, 2005
The Foundations of Distance Learning and Technology In Higher Education
Instruction that takes place with students and lecturers separated by place and sometimes by time.
Technology is used as a substitute for face to face interaction.
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Distance education is, after all, simply education at a distance with common frameworks, common conceptual concerns, and similar research questions relating to the social process of teaching and learning.
1. Generally, you cannot see how the student reacts.
2. The instructor and the student need to be skilled with the technology.
3. Instructors need to pay attention to feelings and to motivations.
4. Increased need for developing an active learning environment.
5. Student may adopt a passive role.
6. DL is often created by teams rather than an individual instructor.
7. DL often uses course managers who handle administrative details.
8. DL may use tutors to monitor remote sites.
video teleconferencing, both in classroom and at the desktop
Computer conferencing/WebinarsSame Time/Different Place
Laboratory workDifferent Time/Same Place
Transactional Distance: the distance between the learner and the student.