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Good Practices in Distance Education: How to Promote Student Learning and Development
Good practices in distance education: How to promote student learning and development

Although we may use different strategies to promote learning in distance education courses, learning theories and principles that have been found successful in the traditional classroom remain constant regardless of the delivery mechanism. Good practices in undergraduate education outlined by Chickering and Gamson (1991) are, therefore, as applicable to distance learning as to the traditional classroom. The resources made available by technological advances offer particular promise for implementing good practices, for helping students develop effective communication skills, for facilitating collaboration among the students, and for engaging them in active learning. The instructors in distance education courses, however, need to use creative ...

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