Community Colleges in America and Distance Learning

Community Colleges in America and Distance Learning

Gary A. Berg (California State University Channel Islands, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 2
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch045
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Abstract

Community colleges in the United States have played an important role in the development and implementation of various forms of computer- and media-based education. A common mistake made when discussing distance learning in American higher education is to fail to distinguish the policies and practices of different institutional types. Generalizations about distance learning are particularly misleading if one does not recognize the very large differences in mission, resources, stakeholders, and external pressures between community colleges and four-year institutions.

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