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Distance Education: The Complete Guide to Design, Delivery, and Improvement


reviewed by Frederick B. King — 2004

coverTitle: Distance Education: The Complete Guide to Design, Delivery, and Improvement
Author(s): Judith L. Johnson
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807743739, Pages: 229, Year: 2003
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Distance education is experiencing explosive growth, and Judith L. Johnson has been a part of distance education for over a decade, assessing its impact and success in Maine since 1989.  The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES, 2003) reported that in the academic year 1997-1998, the latest data available at the NCES web site, an estimated 54,470 courses were offered through distance education.  This is a more than two-fold increase from 25,730 courses offered during the 1994-95 academic year (NCES, 2000).  NCES also reported that although institutions using two-way interactive video and one-way prerecorded video remain essentially the same as in 1994-1995, the “percentage of institutions using asynchronous Internet-based technologies…nearly tripled, from 22 percent of institutions in 1995 to 60 percent of institutions in 1997-98” (2000, p. vi).  Allen & Seaman (2003) noted that 90% of all public postsecondary institutions offer at least one online course and approximately 50% of all private institutions offer at least one online course.  This movement to distance education is not limited to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 5, 2004, p. 1038-1040
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11209, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 12:50:41 PM

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