Internet-Based Distance Education: Barriers, Models, and New Research
Karen Leach, Scott Walker, Our Lady of the Lake University, United States
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet, in San Antonio, Texas Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The rate of success of a student in Internet-based distance education courses is usually attributed to several factors. One must examine all of these elements in order to assess how each facilitates or impedes the knowledge to be gained. In the new millennium, adult learners will become the fastest growing segment of higher education (Ben-Jacob, Levin, & Ben-Jacob, 2000; Galusha, 1997); this will call for a greater need to offer quality off-campus, Internet-based courses. With the rise of technological advances in delivery systems (Bonk & Dennen, 1999), we will see a unique meshing between student and telecommunications. The following observations involve adult distance learners.
Leach, K. & Walker, S. (2000). Internet-Based Distance Education: Barriers, Models, and New Research. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (pp. 903-905). San Antonio, Texas: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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