Theory       andDistance Education       Educ 635       Fall 2011
distance   ?   traditional            =education       education
Uh, oh!Ugh!       theory         zzzzzzzz
! One consequence of such understandingand explanation will be that hypothesis canbe developed and submitted to falsificati...
! Moore (1994) was concerned that theprogress of distance education would behindered by the lack of attention to “macrofac...
Lack of accepted theory has weakened distance education: therehas been a lack of identity, a sense of belonging to the per...
! ! A theory is something thateventually can be reduced to aphrase, a sentence, or a paragraphand which, while subsuming a...
Distance education has been characterized by a trial-  and-error approach with  little consideration beinggiven to a theor...
Distance Education  - a distinct field of education, parallel to and a complement toconventional education    (Keegan, 1996)
Theoretical FoundationsTheories of education (constructivism, behaviorism,humanism, etc.)Theories of independence and auto...
What aboutvirtual education?
For each instructional decision you make onfuture projects, alwaysconsider your rationale.  How is the decision supported ...
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Notes from Chapter 2, Teaching and Learning at a Distance

Simonson, M, Smaldino, S., Albright, M., & Zvacek, S. (2012). Teaching and learning at a distance: Foundations of distance education. 5th edition. Pearson.

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    1. 1. Theory andDistance Education Educ 635 Fall 2011
    2. 2. distance ? traditional =education education
    3. 3. Uh, oh!Ugh! theory zzzzzzzz
    4. 4. ! One consequence of such understandingand explanation will be that hypothesis canbe developed and submitted to falsificationattempts. This will lead to insights tellingus what in distance education is to beexpected under what conditions andcircumstances, thus paving the way forcorroborated practical methodologicalapplication. - Holmberg, 1985
    5. 5. ! Moore (1994) was concerned that theprogress of distance education would behindered by the lack of attention to “macrofactors” He indicated that in this area ofeducation there was a need to describeand define the field, to discriminatebetween the various components of thefield, and to identify the critical elementsof the various forms of learning andteaching.
    6. 6. Lack of accepted theory has weakened distance education: therehas been a lack of identity, a sense of belonging to the periphery and lack of a touchstone against which decisions on methods, on media, on financing, on student support, when they have to be made, can be made with confidence. - Keegan, 1988
    7. 7. ! ! A theory is something thateventually can be reduced to aphrase, a sentence, or a paragraphand which, while subsuming all thepractical research, gives thefoundation on which the structures ofneed, purpose and administration canbe erected. - Keegan, 1995
    8. 8. Distance education has been characterized by a trial- and-error approach with little consideration beinggiven to a theoretical basis for decision making. - Holmberg, 1995
    9. 9. Distance Education - a distinct field of education, parallel to and a complement toconventional education (Keegan, 1996)
    10. 10. Theoretical FoundationsTheories of education (constructivism, behaviorism,humanism, etc.)Theories of independence and autonomy transactional distance AndragogyTheories of industrialization of teaching efficiencyTheories of interaction and communication
    11. 11. What aboutvirtual education?
    12. 12. For each instructional decision you make onfuture projects, alwaysconsider your rationale. How is the decision supported by theory?

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