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E-Learning in the United States: New Directions and Opportunities for University Continuing Education
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, school of Professional Development State University of New York, Story Brook, New York ; , Centre for Distance and Independent Study, University of Missouri Columbia

Indian Journal of Open Learning Volume 10, Number 2, ISSN 0971-2690 Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University

Abstract

Abstract: The authors address recent developments in electronics distance learning (or elearning) in the United States with special attention to its historical antecedents in correspondence education. Using this analytical framework they identify similarities in the ways in which American colleges, including faculty, have critically reacted to these phenomena, as well as to the peripheral location of distance education within higher education's array of programmes. This paper also details important ways in which e-learning differs from learning by correspondence, and offers predictions for the future of distance education. The authors furnish data from the first national study of distance learning in the USA, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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Edelson, P. & , V.V.P. (2001). E-Learning in the United States: New Directions and Opportunities for University Continuing Education. Indian Journal of Open Learning, 10(2), 123-134. Indira Gandhi National Open University. Retrieved April 6, 2020 from .

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