Administrative Controls in Internet Courses

Administrative Controls in Internet Courses

Gary Saunders (Marshall University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch009
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Abstract

Distance learning is a term used to describe a learning experience in which the instructor is in a location remote from that of the student. For centuries, distance learning has been used to educate students and, in the late 1800s, Penn State University utilized the new “Rural Free Delivery” mail system to offer correspondence courses to students in remote locations (Banas & Emory, 1998). During the 1990s, developments in technology offered a new delivery vehicle for distance learning courses. A student anywhere in the world who has a computer and an Internet connection can now complete an e-course and communicate, on a limited basis, with their instructor online.

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