Emerging themes in distance learning research and practice: some food for thought
Abbreviated Journal Title
Int. J. Manag. Rev.
EDUCATION; TECHNOLOGY; ENVIRONMENTS; MULTIMEDIA; COMMUNICATION; INSTRUCTION; OUTCOMES; SYSTEMS; ISSUES; WORK; Business; Management
With the rapid spread of distance learning as a medium for delivering instruction, the practice of distance learning has outpaced research. This paper describes major themes in a review of selected research papers published in the past five years. Themes include the following: definitions of distance learning and why it should be studied; identification of the major learning theories on which research is based; how collaboration can be achieved via distance learning; the role that learner characteristics play in the success of distance learning systems, and issues related to measuring the effectiveness of distance learning. The authors conclude that more research is needed to identify critical success factors for distance learning.
International Journal of Management Reviews
"Emerging themes in distance learning research and practice: some food for thought" (2002). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3445.