Distance Education:
Towards a
Definition and Glossary of Terms
 
By
Lee Ayers Schlosser and Michael Simonson

Sponsored by the Definitions and Terminology Committee Association for Educational Communications and Technology

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Table of Contents
 
 
Preface download
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Defining Distance Education download
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Emerging Definitions

 
 
Brief History of Distance Education download
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Correspondence Study
Electronic Communications
Distance Teaching Universities

 
 
Theory and Distance Education download
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The Need for Theory
Theory of Independent Study—Charles Wedemeyer (Simonson, 2003)
Theory of Independent Study—Michael Moore (1994)
Theory of Industrialization of Teaching—Otto Peters (1988)
Theory of Interaction and Communication—Börje Holmberg (1995)
Andragogy—Malcolm Knowles (1990)
A Synthesis of Existing Theories—Hilary Perraton (1988)
Equivalency Theory—An Emerging American Theory of Distance Education
A Theoretical Framework for Distance Education—Desmond Keegan

 
 
Summary download
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References
Additional Readings

 
 
Glossary of Terms download
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Appendix A: Distance Education and Non-Traditional Education Terms download
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