Commuting the "Distance" of Distance Learning: The Pepperdine Story

Commuting the "Distance" of Distance Learning: The Pepperdine Story

Eric C. Adams (Catholic Diocese of Monterey, USA) and Christopher Freeman (University of Tulsa, USA)
Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-80-3.ch012
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Abstract

A primary determinant of the success of an online distance learning program is its ability to develop a sense of community among its online participants. As a participant in the Pepperdine University Educational Technology Doctoral Program, we have firsthand knowledge and experience of the impact deliberate creation of community has on learning outcomes. A vehicle for the cultivation of this community can be found in principles of knowledge management.

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