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What is Distance Education Program

Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education
A program for which 100% of the required coursework for program completion is facilitated via distance education courses. This definition includes both degree and certificate granting programs.
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Andragogy and Online Discussions: The Design and Facilitation of Effective Online Discussion for Adult Learners
Earl William Brieger (Gannon University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1306-4.ch011
This chapter considers the functions of online discussion and concludes that discussion alone does not guarantee deep and lasting learning. Discussion should be rooted in a sound andragogical design practice to promote meaningful learning. Online discussion requires effective instructional design to enable adult learners to be engaged and to achieve learning outcome. The chapter explores discussion board design linked with adult learning traits and preferences as well as practical strategies to assist instructors and moderators as they facilitate instruction.
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Keeping the Promise of Distance Education: Ethical Challenges for Higher Education Administrators
A program for which all the required coursework for program completion is able to be completed via distance education courses.
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Necessities for Effective Asynchronous Learning
Courses designed for student who are not present in an in person class.
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