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  1. 1. Distance Education and the Internet TECH4101Dr. Alaa SadikInstructional & Learning Technologies
  2. 2. Distance Educationand the InternetTECH4101Lecture One (Week 2)DefiningDistance Education Interactive Presentation
  3. 3. Defining Distance EducationBackground:The Industrial Revolution in the 19th century →Developments in various fields of technology →Offered new solutions for delivering instruction →Learners’ interests were enhanced →Increase in the subject areas offered by distanceeducation →Became one of the formal means of education.
  4. 4. Defining Distance EducationWhat is distance education or distancelearning?Defining the meaning of distance education may provide a good starting point torecognize its elements.Use Google to search for:define: distance education:Distance education or distance learning is a field of education that focuses onteaching methods and technology with the aim of delivering teaching, often on anindividual basis, to students who are not physically present in a traditional educationalsetting such as a classroom. It has been described as "a process to create and provideaccess to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by timeand distance, or both."[
  5. 5. Defining Distance EducationDistance education or distance learning?Add your own point of view here …1distance education foucs education method and techin classroom or not, but distance learning is usedmultimedia in education..2Education that takes place when the instructor andstudent are separated by space and/or time.
  6. 6. CONT…• 3Distance learning is Use communication To learn and Search for information.• 4Distance education is formal learning activity where students and instructors are separated by geography, time or both for the majority of the instructional period.
  7. 7. Defining Distance EducationHistory of distance education andtechnology (old technology)In the years between the World Wars (1918-1946), the federalgovernment granted radio broadcasting licenses to 202colleges, universities, and school boards. With all the demandsand popularity of instructional radio, by the year 1940 therewas only one college-level credit course offered by radio andthat course failed to attract any enrollments (Atkins, 1991).
  8. 8. Defining Distance EducationHistory of distance education andtechnology (modern technology)Information Technology has introduced considerable changes in almostall walks of life. Yet the journey of innovations and developments byInformation technology is not over. This is a fact that informationtechnology is an endless stream of possibilities which cannot be summedup in a book or in an article. It is an acknowledged truth that informationtechnology has dramatically changed the world and we can guess thecoming times will introduce many new things.
  9. 9. Defining Distance Education Time for Presentation
  10. 10. Defining Distance EducationIn conclusion, many key features characterizedistance education:1. The separation of teacher and learner;2. The separation among learners;3. The use of one medium to deliver instruction;and4. The use of a communication channel to facilitateinteraction and support learners.
  11. 11. The EndQuestions & Discussions