Introduction

Introduction

France Belanger (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA) and Dianne H. Jordan (Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc., USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-63-6.ch001
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Abstract

Since the dawn of human history when humans began living and working together, training and education have played a critical part in the evolution of culture and society. One of the oldest forms of training is apprenticeship, where apprentices learned their craft by working for and being mentored by their masters, learning their craft until they achieved mastery of that craft. Before the era of writing, education involved teaching survival skills to youth such as gathering food, building weapons and shelters, and teaching social skills about behavioral norms in communities. Beginning in the middle ages, centers of learning developed around the physical location of the teacher and the library of books in the scholar’s possession. In the age of computers and networks, we have finally broken through these physical limitations of time and space.

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Dedication
France Belanger, Dianne H. Jordan
Chapter 1
Introduction  (pages 1-12)
France Belanger, Dianne H. Jordan
Since the dawn of human history when humans began living and working together, training and education have played a critical part in the evolution... Sample PDF
Introduction
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Chapter 2
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Chapter one introduced distance learning definitions and concepts as applied to education and training. An important consideration when choosing... Sample PDF
Learning Variables in Distance Learning
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Chapter 3
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There are many technologies that can be used to support distance education and training. Some are used as supplements to traditional classroom... Sample PDF
Distance Learning Technologies
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Chapter 4
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In chapter two, we discussed the different variables that impact suitability for DL. Chapter three provided the capabilities and limitations of... Sample PDF
Media Conversion Analysis and Instructional Design Considerations
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Chapter 5
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Instructional materials used in a traditional classroom setting can include text (books, handouts, articles), graphs, photos, films, and audio... Sample PDF
Multimedia Content Development
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Chapter 6
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The implementation phase of a DL or technology insertion initiative begins after 1) the results of the feasibility analysis indicate whether, and to... Sample PDF
Distance Learning Implementation and Evaluation
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Chapter 7
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This chapter presents three fictitious case studies of organizations facing decisions to convert one or several courses to distance learning. As you... Sample PDF
Examples of Distance Learning Evaluation and Implementation
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Appendix A: Data Input Forms
Appendix B: Definitions
Appendix C: Infrastructure Survey and Upgrade Requirements
Appendix D: On-Line Resources for Distance Learning
About the Authors