Sultan Qaboos University
College of Education
Instruction and Learning Technologies Department
Research in DE
■Done by: Bader Mohammed Al-Wardi 68709
Abdullah Said Al-Kaabi 68713
■Submitted to: Dr. Alaa Sadik
Research in Distance Education
Not only the traditional learning can transfer the information to students, distance
education also effective as traditional in learning because it use different technologies
There are many synonyms used for Distance Learning, such as Distance Education,
Distributed Learning, or Remote Education. For the purposes of this booklet, Distance
Learning will be defined by the following criteria:
1. The teacher and students are separated by distance (this distance could
mean different classrooms in the same school or different locations
thousands of miles apart).
2. The instruction is delivered via print, voice, video, or computer
3. The communication is interactive in that the teacher receives some
feedback from the student. The feedback may be immediate or delayed.
Problem: Choose Technologies for Your Distance Learning Course.
Because you usually do not meet your students face-to-face when teaching a
distance learning course, you will probably rely heavily on communication
media to promote interaction and deliver your course content.
*Sample and instruments:
Which technology will be most effective for providing course content, activities, and
interactions will depend on your learning objectives for the class, as well as upon the
media available. Choosing a technology for your distance learning class will be easier
if you have clearly defined your learning objectives and have some knowledge of the
resources available to you and your students.
A class Web site can be a great way to communicate information in a central location.
You may easily update the material and incorporate text, images, interactive Web-
based tools, and even video. While the other technologies on this page can stand alone,
a course Web page can serve as a portal for the other technologies you use in your
distance learning class.
Print is the most inexpensive and accessible medium for delivering distance learning
course content. Distance learning students are comfortable with it, and it's portable.
3-Course Readings on the Web
Putting course readings on the Web affords students 24-hour access to course materials
from any location with an Internet connection, and you can easily modify the reading
Images can be extremely useful in communicating information that is difficult to
explain using just text or audio. You can include images such as charts, graphs,
photographs, and illustrations with your print materials, on your Web site, or in a
Audio can add another dimension and variety to your distance learning course; you
may also use the tone of your voice to emphasize certain points. Audio provides
flexibility to busy students. There are a variety of fairly simple and inexpensive ways
you can make sound a part of your distance learning course. Planning Considerations
Video allows you to communicate to your distance learning students almost as if you
were there in person. Using video conferencing, they can interact with you and--if you
choose--with their classmates as well. Both learning goals and technical requirements
must be taken into consideration when deciding whether to use video in your course.
An online message board is a great way for distance learning students to communicate
with each other and you. A message board allows students to discuss course topics
online, respond to each other's comments, and share ideas. As the message board
administrator, you can designate the participants for your message board, suggest
topics for discussion, and monitor the participation of individuals on the board.
Results and conclusion:
Creating a distance learning course involves more than replicating familiar classroom
strategies in a different forum. Distance education requires the facilitation of an online
community and activities designed for students working individually. Because the
dynamics of teaching and learning at a distance are unique, Catalyst and UW Online
Learning have developed the following resources to guide you through the steps of
designing, developing, and teaching a successful distance learning course
Abstract the results:
Understanding Distance Education.
Planning a Distance Learning Course.
Teaching a Distance Learning Course.
Assessing a Distance Learning Course.