Access and Equity Issues in Distance Learning
Jack Fei Yang, Hsing Kuo University, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Development of distance education across the world is influenced by economics, politics, technology, and societal issues, it is important for distance program designers to be aware that technology applications in distance education may provide quality education for mass populations, radically increasing equal access to opportunity. Clear educational purposes, and careful decision-making and program design are key factors to develop a good distance education program to serve an increasing mass population. When determining instructional media in distance education, elements such as access, cost, and level of interaction are key factors need to be considered.
Yang, J.F. (2005). Access and Equity Issues in Distance Learning. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4770-4772). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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