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Common Metaphors and Their Impact on Distance Education: What They Tell Us and What They Hide


by Katrina Meyer 2005

This article explores some of the common metaphors used to illuminate the Web and its application to distance education. Using the work of Lakoff and Johnson (1980) as a foundation for understanding and categorizing metaphors, the advantages and disadvantages for our future of such metaphors as the "Web,""Information Highway,""virtual,""surfing,""information as education," and "distance education" are evaluated.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 8, 2005, p. 1601-1625
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12089, Date Accessed: 4/17/2014 5:24:48 PM

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  • Katrina Meyer
    University of Memphis
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    KATRINA MEYER is currently associate professor of higher and adult education at the University of Memphis, specializing in online learning and higher education administration. She is the author of Quality of Distance Education: Focus on On-Line Learning (ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report Series, 2002). For over three years, she was director of distance learning and technology for the University and Community College System of Nevada. Prior to this, she served for over eight years as associate director of academic affairs for the Higher Education Coordinating Board in the state of Washington and was responsible for technology planning and policy related to online learning.
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