A survey of distance education challenges and technologies

Timothy K. Shih, Jason C. Hung, Jianhua Ma, Qun Jin

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Abstract

Distance education, e-learning, and virtual university are similar terms for a trend of modern education. It is an integration of information technologies, computer hardware systems, and communication tools to support educational professionals in remote teaching. This chapter presents an overview of distance education from the perspective of policy, people, and technology. A number of questions frequently asked in distance learning panel discussions are presented, with the suggested answers from the authors. The survey presented in this chapter includes communication, intelligent, and educational technologies of distance education. Readers of this chapter are academic researchers and engineers who are interested in new research issues of distance education, as well as educators and general participants who are seeking for new solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Directions in Distance Learning and Communication Technologies
PublisherIGI Global
Pages1-25
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9781599043760
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Shih, T. K., Hung, J. C., Ma, J., & Jin, Q. (2006). A survey of distance education challenges and technologies. In Future Directions in Distance Learning and Communication Technologies (pp. 1-25). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-376-0.ch001

A survey of distance education challenges and technologies. / Shih, Timothy K.; Hung, Jason C.; Ma, Jianhua; Jin, Qun.

Future Directions in Distance Learning and Communication Technologies. IGI Global, 2006. p. 1-25.

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Shih, TK, Hung, JC, Ma, J & Jin, Q 2006, A survey of distance education challenges and technologies. in Future Directions in Distance Learning and Communication Technologies. IGI Global, pp. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-376-0.ch001
Shih TK, Hung JC, Ma J, Jin Q. A survey of distance education challenges and technologies. In Future Directions in Distance Learning and Communication Technologies. IGI Global. 2006. p. 1-25 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-376-0.ch001
Shih, Timothy K. ; Hung, Jason C. ; Ma, Jianhua ; Jin, Qun. / A survey of distance education challenges and technologies. Future Directions in Distance Learning and Communication Technologies. IGI Global, 2006. pp. 1-25
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