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Toward a Taxonomy of Distributed Learning Delivery Modes PROCEEDINGS

, Old Dominion University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-98-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Massive integration of technology-mediated delivery modes in higher education is reconfiguring the traditional face-to-face delivery paradigm. In order to fully exploit the transformative power of these distributed learning delivery modes, it is imperative for policy-makers, administrators, practitioners, and faculty to understand the delivery modes’ characteristics, requirements, benefits, and drawbacks. To contribute to this understanding, this paper proposes a taxonomy which classifies various delivery methods based on four dimensions – location, time, pedagogy, and technology. The author hopes that this contribution will allow institutions of higher education to better understand the technical, pedagogical, and logistical characteristics of each delivery mode, and that this understanding will enable educators to consider blending several delivery modes in order to offer more effective learning experiences to their students.

Citation

Abdous, M. (2012). Toward a Taxonomy of Distributed Learning Delivery Modes. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (pp. 1-22). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).