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Distance Education and the Internet TECH4101

Dr. Alaa Sadik Instructional & Learning Technologies Department


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Edited by :

- Mohammed Bani-Oraba (85551) - Saif Al Abri (85634)

Distance Education and the Internet TECH4101


Lecture One
Defining Distance Education
Edited by : - Mohammed Bani-Oraba (85551) - Saif Al Abri (85634)
Interactive Presentation

Defining Distance Education


What is distance education or distance learning? Use to search for: define:distance

education

Defining Distance Education


What is distance education or distance learning? Use to find more info about distance

education and distance learning

Defining Distance Education


What is distance education or distance learning? Discuss the definitions you found with your team

Defining Distance Education


What is distance education or distance learning? Clarify the definitions using the information you found in Wikipedia and other sites.

Defining Distance Education


What is distance education or distance learning? Distance education, or distance learning, is A field of education that focuses on the pedagogy/andragogy, technology, and instructional systems design that is effectively incorporated in delivering education to students who are not physically "on site" to receive their education.. References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_education-related_terms_(D-F)

Defining Distance Education


What is distance education or distance learning? Distance education is defined as education that takes place when the instructor and student are separated by space and time. The gap between the two can be bridged through the use of technology - such as audio tapes, videoconferencing, satellite broadcasts and online technology - and/or more traditional delivery methods, such as the postal service. References: http://oregonone.org/glossary.htm

Defining Distance Education


What is distance education or distance learning? Distance Learning is defined as a process of transferring knowledge to learners(students) who are separated from the instructor(teacher) by time and/or physical distance and are making use of technology components, such as the Internet, video, CD's, tapes, and other forms of technology to accomplish learning.

Defining Distance Education


Distance education or distance learning? When we go to Google and write "Distance Learning" , we will get more results than the other "Distance Education" "Distance learning" =32,100,000 results "Distance Education" =14,900,000 results so Distance learning is more common term

Defining Distance Education

Our Opinion:
In our modest opinion, we think that distance learning is an informal process, and distance education is a formal process. Learning is knowledge gained through experience, and education is knowledge gained through teaching. Education is something that an individual gets from an outside source. On the other hand, learning is something that evolves in the inner self. So we prefer to use Distance Education

Defining Distance Education


History of distance education and technology

The earliest form of distance learning took place through correspondence courses in Europe. This was the accepted norm until the middle of this century, when instructional radio and television became popular and then followed by a variety of more advance technology.

http://mohamedelzayat.net/A%20Brief%20History%20of%20Distance%20Education.pdf

Defining Distance Education


History of distance education and technology

Then computer-based distance education was introduced, using technologies such as network-based computer conferencing and tapes. Today we're looking at web-based instruction using telecommunication and Internet technologies.

development in the definition of distance education

In the past:
A broad term describing an instructional situation where teachers and students are physically separated. Historically this encompassed correspondence courses and other paper-based approaches. They emphasize on the delivery of the content only.

development in the definition of distance education

In the present:
The process by which technology is used for education in ways where the student does not have to physically be in the place where the teaching is taking place. Access to the instructor is gained through technology such as the Internet, interactive videoconferencing and satellite.They emphasize on the new technology to deliver the content.

Defining Distance Education

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