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American Journal of Distance Education

1999 Volume 13, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Comparing Distance Learning and Classroom Learning: Conceptual Considerations

    Patricia L. Smith & Connie L. Dillon

    Proposes a schema system based on media-attribute theory that can be used to classify both media and delivery systems based on research related to learning and motivation in distance education.... More

    pp. 6-23

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  2. Toward a Systems Theory of Distance Education

    Farhad Saba

    Discusses limitations of "Comparing Distance Learning and Classroom Learning: Conceptual Considerations," Smith and Dillon's physical science view of educational technology. Suggests that a systems... More

    pp. 24-31

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  3. Toward a Systems Theory of Distance Education: A Reaction

    Patricia L. Smith & Connie L. Dillon

    Contends that comparison studies offer one important view from which to frame questions about the study of distance education. Responds to Farhad Saba's ("Toward a Systems Theory of Distance... More

    pp. 32-36

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  4. A New Method for Analyzing Patterns of Interaction

    Daniel C. A. Hillman

    Using software and a coding system developed by the author, the text of all spoken and written discourse was analyzed from four face-to-face (FTF) courses and two courses taught via computer... More

    pp. 37-47

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  5. Avoiding the Industrialization of Research Universities: Big and Little Distance Education

    D Randy Garrison & Terry D. Anderson

    In contrast to the big industrial mode of distance education, an approach to distance education called "little distance education," is described that is consistent with the traditional goals and... More

    pp. 48-63

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  6. Looking at Distance Learning through Both Ends of the Camera

    Joan M. Whitworth

    This case study follows an instructor and her students (33 elementary teachers) as they experience for the first time a graduate-level science course delivered via compressed-video technology. The ... More

    pp. 64-73

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