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Chapter 5: Delivery Methods for Distance Education
Although distance learning sometimes may seem to be a new development in education, it is not: Recall the often maligned correspondence courses of days past. What makes distance learning seem new is the development and wide availability of new technologies for connecting learner and instructor; the rapid pace at which these technologies have been adopted by educational, governmental, and commercial organizations; and widespread publicity. Used expertly, these new technologies facilitate the creation of educational experiences that are equivalent or superior to the analogous on-campus course, reach wider audiences, and better meet the needs of modern society. Used poorly, these new technologies simply result in high-technology correspondence courses.
This chapter examines the methods available for delivery of distance ...