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Distance Education

2000 Volume 21, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Student Support in Distance Education in the 21st Century: Learning from Service Management

    Greville Rumble

    Discussion of trends in student support in higher education focuses on support services in distance education. Topics include manufacturing organizations versus service organizations; types of... More

    pp. 216-35

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  2. What Does Electronic Conferencing Afford Distance Education?

    Sally Barnes

    Discusses the use of technology for distance learning in higher education and examines the similarities and differences between face-to-face seminars and online discussions. Considers the concept... More

    pp. 236-47

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  3. Collaborative Online Distance Learning: Issues for Future Practice and Research

    Robert M. Bernard, Beatriz Rojo de Rubalcava & Denise St-Pierre

    Provides an overview of issues relating to practice and research regarding collaborative online learning in distance education. Topics include traditional problems of distance education;... More

    pp. 260-77

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  4. Beyond Product: Materials Development as a Vehicle for Professional Growth

    Terrie Ferman & Manda Page

    Discussion of professional development among academic staff focuses on a collaborative project between a lecturer and a subject specialist to develop learning materials for a new distance education... More

    pp. 323-43

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  5. Simulations in Distance Education: Progress towards an Evaluation Instrument

    Alison M. Dean & Leonard Webster

    Reports on a study in which an interactive computer-based tutorial with a decision support system and simulations is evaluated in the context of a distance education business degree course.... More

    pp. 344-60

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  6. Re-engineering Conventional University Education: Implications for Students' Learning Styles

    Tammy Schellens & Martin Valcke

    Discusses the effects that information and communication technologies are having on education, particularly the introduction of online courses; and describes a study at the Ghent University that... More

    pp. 361-84

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  7. Student Variables in the Evaluation of Mediated Learning Environments

    Laura Helena Porras-Hernandez

    Discusses results of the evaluation of an educational teleconferencing system in a Mexican university. Highlights include student expectations; student perceptions of efficacy for self-regulated... More

    pp. 385-403

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