Traditional Education and Distance Learning

Traditional Education and Distance Learning

Karoulis Athanasis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and Pombortsis Andreas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-935-9.ch030
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Abstract

The main concern of this article is the comparison of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) with the traditional, face-to-face educational approach. It aims to pinpoint the advantages and disadvantages, as well as the similarities and differences of both approaches, and answer the question of when and under what circumstances one particular method has an advantage over the other. This question makes educationalists anxious when it comes to designing a new curriculum, so in this article we consider Open and Distance Learning as a multidisciplinary evolution and part of a broader framework.

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