Handbook of Distance Education

Synopsis

This handbook provides overviews and summaries of the research and practice of distance education in the United States. The last three to five years have seen an explosion of interest in and discussion about distance education, driven by the potential applications of interactive computer-based technology. Despite the impact of this new technology, this book is not about technology, but about the consequences of the separation of learners and teachers, one of which is the need to use technology. The volume provides a broad review of the research, complemented by commentaries based on practical experience. It addresses such questions as how distance education is best practiced at the level of the teacher, as well as the administrator, and it examines the public policy implications of shifting a greater proportion of educational resources to this method. Finally, it looks at how the expansion of distance education affects educational research and theory.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Michael G. Moore
  • Farhad Saba
  • Von V. Pittman
  • Charles E. Feasley
  • Ellen L. Bunker
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2003