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Three Generations of Technological Innovations in Distance Education

Distance Education Volume 6, Number 2,


Argues that development in distance education can be structured into three generations of technological innovation: correspondence, telecommunications, and computers. The technological innovations and resulting paradigm shifts in the delivery of distance education are analyzed through the concepts of interaction and independence. (MBR)


Garrison, D.R. (1985). Three Generations of Technological Innovations in Distance Education. Distance Education, 6(2), 235. Retrieved November 21, 2019 from .

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