Learning that occurs when a teacher and learner(s) are separated:
by physical distance
Technology (i.e., voice, video, data, and print), is often combined with face-to-face communication, to bridge the instructional gap.
These types of programs can provide adults with a chance to undertake vocational education and training and reach those disadvantaged by limited time, distance or physical disability, and enhance the competence of workers at their places of employment.
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Timing and need Perceived value Technology Innovation Next generation Learner expectations Distance education momentum
Project PALM PD and 21 st century VET teachers ( http:// edorigami.wikispaces.com / )
Research comparing distance education to traditional face-to-face instruction indicates that teaching and studying at a distance can be as effective as traditional instruction, when…
The method and technologies used are appropriate to the instructional tasks
There is student-to-student interaction
There is timely teacher-to- student feedback (see Moore & Thompson, 1990; Verduin & Clark, 1991).
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