Book Review: Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda

dc.contributor.author DeVries, Irwin
dc.coverage.spatial Global en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-21T18:48:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-21T18:48:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11
dc.description.abstract As seen by Otto Peters in his foreword to this substantial volume, the early days of correspondence-based distance education garnered little attention from researchers. As distance education became more widely adopted and researched, a prevalent theme involved comparisons of distance education with traditional face-to-face methods, mostly in attempts to prove the equivalence of the two. While such studies were fraught with methodological challenges, they arose in response to the perceived need for this new kid on the block to prove its legitimacy to an often skeptical academic constituency. // It is impossible in this short review to represent the breadth and depth of the chapters in this volume. Suffice it to say at this point that there is a cornucopia of recommendations for research agendas or projects throughout the chapters. Journal editors as well as faculty, who research and teach in online distance education, may find that this book increases their awareness of the research gaps. Further, combining topics or questions from the different areas has the potential to inspire entirely new lines of research. // This volume is an eye-opener, and it should be on the desk or device of every distance education researcher and student, particularly since the online PDF version is free for download. I think it’s safe to say that it will serve the field of online distance education studies well for many years to come. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2311-1550
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/2456
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Learning for Development;vol. 3, no. 3
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ en_US
dc.source.uri http://www.jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/167/163 en_US
dc.subject Distance Education en_US
dc.subject Online Learning en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.title Book Review: Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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