Foundations of Distance Education

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Education - 224 pages
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Distance education and training provision has expanded dramatically over the past few years. This best-selling introduction to the field has helped many to understand the origins and background of distance education, and has been used by students and professionals as a guide to policy and practice. It has now been updated in the light of the developments in recent years in Eastern Europe and the enormous advances in the use of new technologies. A new case study of distance education in China is also included.
 

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Contents

THE STUDY OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
3
OPEN NONTRADITIONAL AND DISTANCE
23
DEFINITION OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
33
Theories of distance education
53
Wedemeyer
63
THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF TEACHING
77
INTERACTION AND COMMUNICATION
89
A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
111
A TYPOLOGY OF DISTANCE TEACHING SYSTEMS
123
PLANNING DISTANCE SYSTEMS
145
system
155
ECONOMICS
163
APPRAISAL OF SELECTED SYSTEMS
186
CONCLUSION
210
Index
216
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