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Distance Education Technologies (DET): Assessment & Evaluation!

, Lamar University, United States ; , Jackson State University, United States ; , Florida Atlantic University, United States

AACE Journal Volume 12, Number 1, ISSN 1065-6901 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


The race is on to survive the competitive educational market which nearly everyone can now access with the click of a mouse. Many institutions are turning to DETs to tap into this market. The difficulty is evaluating the effectiveness of these tools and the education that is provided by them. Implementing a new DET is neither a simple matter nor a light decision-making burden. There is a great deal of hype surrounding DETs, and making an informed decision is not an easy task. Caution must be exercised, especially when contracting with a relatively new ".com" company. This article presents the results of a survey of educational institutions and the DETs that they use, and it presents a framework for evaluating DETs and example evaluations of some of the most popular DETs.


Hamza, M.K., Malluhi, Q. & Alhalabi, B.A. (2004). Distance Education Technologies (DET): Assessment & Evaluation!. AACE Journal, 12(1), 38-55. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 22, 2019 from .



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