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
  • Michael G. Moore
  • Farhad Saba
  • Von V. Pittman
  • Charles E. Feasley
  • Ellen L. Bunker
  • Donald E. Hanna
  • Börje Holmberg
  • Otto Peters
  • D. Randy Garrison
  • Terry Anderson
  • Walter Archer
  • Chère C. Gibson
  • Daniel Granger
  • Maureen Bowman
  • Robert F. Curry
  • Donald J. Winiecki
  • Kayleigh Carabajal
  • Deborah Lapointe
  • Charlotte N. Gunawardena
  • Connie Dillon
  • Barbara Greene
  • Michael Hannafin
  • Janette R. Hill
  • Kevin Oliver
  • Evan Glazer
  • Priya Sharma
  • Cheris Kramarae
  • Rick Shearer
  • Diane J. Davis
  • Alan G. Chute
  • Robert A. Wisher
  • Christina K. Curnow
  • Curtis J. Bonk
  • Vanessa Dennen
  • Som Naidu
  • Richard H. Hall
  • Steve E. Watkins
  • Vicky M. Eller
  • Susan McKnight
  • Morris Sammons
  • Lucille Pacey
  • Erin Keough
  • Michael Simonson
  • Tamara Bauck
  • Amy Kirle Lezberg
  • Annette C. Sherry
  • Peter J. Dirr
  • Tomas A. Lipinski
  • Ryan Watkins
  • Roger Kaufman
  • Michael F. Beaudoin
  • Andrew Woudstra
  • Marco Adria
  • Linda L. Wolcott
  • Melody M. Thompson
  • Modupe E. Irele
  • Diana G. Oblinger
  • Sean C. Rush
  • Zane L. Berge
  • Kathy J. Perdue
  • Philip J. L. Westfall
  • Steven M. Jones
  • Larry A. Blevins
  • Wanda Mally
  • James E. Munroe
  • Michael W. Freeman
  • Christine Dalziel
  • Tom Clark
  • Greville Rumble
  • Insung Jung
  • Alistair Inglis
  • Robin Mason
  • Penne L. Wilson
  • Ana C. Nolla
  • Terry Evans
  • Daryl Nation
  • Jan Visser
  • John Daniel
  • Wayne Mackintosh
  • Michael Foley
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2003