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Distance Learning: Opportunity or Pitfall?

Distance Learning: Opportunity or Pitfall?
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Author(s): Pamela E. Paustian (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)and Donna J. Slovensky (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 2
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch165
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


Distance learning is far from being a new phenomenon. In fact, distance learning dates back to the late 1800’s when correspondence courses were first introduced. Current technology offers many options for delivering and receiving education over geographic distances, and teaching strategies based on computer applications are continuously emerging. Over the years, learning through distance education has become a preferred option for millions of individuals who study and learn at their own pace in a setting of their own choosing, and complete courses and earn degrees while maintaining family and professional responsibilities. Distance education programs currently are being offered by colleges and universities, major corporations, large and small businesses, educational and government agencies, branches of the armed services, trade associations, services industries, and charitable nonprofit organizations.

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