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Dimensions of "Control" in Distance Education: A Factor Analysis

American Journal of Distance Education Volume 6, Number 2, ISSN 0892-3647


Discussion of learner control in distance education focuses on a study that examined six factors relating to three dimensions of control, i.e., independence, competence, and support. The use of factor analysis is explained, and the roles of teachers and the university in increasing learner control are discussed. (19 references) (LRW)


Baynton, M. (1992). Dimensions of "Control" in Distance Education: A Factor Analysis. American Journal of Distance Education, 6(2), 17-31. Retrieved August 20, 2019 from .

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