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Distance Education: Design Considerations for Effective and Successful Distance Learning
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, Indiana State University, United States ; , North Carolina A&T State University, United States ; , Trinity Christian College, United States ; , , Barry University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Distance learning continues to be popular because of its ability to provide greater convenience, time flexibility and self-paced learning to students while avoiding travel time and cost. It can also accommodate learning styles not suited to traditional classroom instruction. However, to meet the goals and objectives of distance learning, design considerations have to be in place supported by careful planning, adequate funding and related logistical support. This paper examines several design issues in distance education and briefly describes common barriers in distance learning. Among the issues discussed are: (a) course design considerations that recognize the unique characteristics of the distance learning environment, (b) the importance of clarifying the expectations associated with distance learning courses, (c) proper assessment of distance learning. Finally, specific recommendations to overcome these barriers are provided.

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Keengwe, J., Whittaker, S., Anyanwu, L., Arome, G. & Tate-Blake, C. (2004). Distance Education: Design Considerations for Effective and Successful Distance Learning. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1290-1296). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 26, 2019 from .

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