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Distance Learning: The Shift to Interactivity

Wednesday, January 1, 1997


This paper, #17 in the CAUSE Professional Paper Series, was designed to help higher education institutions confront the distance learning challenge. The authors offer a primer on distance learning, discussing not only the technologies of distance learning but also planning and instructional design considerations--including a philosophy of teaching and learning, design principles for interactive distance learning, changing the system and roles of faculty , faculty development and incentive issues, and infrastructure requirements.

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