Fischler College of Education: Faculty Articles

Title

Equivalency theory and distance education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Keywords

Educational technology, Learning and instruction

Publication Title

Tech Trends

ISSN

1559-7075

Volume

43

Issue/No.

5

Abstract

The changing and diverse environment in which distance education is practiced has inhibited the development of a single theory upon which to base practice and research. A variety of theories have been proposed to describe classical distance education. They include theories that emphasize independence and autonomy of the learner, industrialization of teaching, and interaction and communication. These traditional theories emphasize that distance education is a fundamentally different form of education.

DOI

10.1007/BF02818157