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Re-inventing Distance Education, 1971-2001

International Journal of Lifelong Education Volume 20, Number 1, ISSN 0260-1370


Five key changes have taken place in distance education: (1) shift from multimedia-based to online education; (2) shift from transmission to constructivist models; (3) growing acceptance and expansion of distance education; (4) distance methods adapted across education; and (5) evolution from modernist/bureaucratic forms to postmodern, focusing on the student as consumer. (SK)


Rumble, G. (2001). Re-inventing Distance Education, 1971-2001. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 20(1), 31-43. Retrieved November 15, 2019 from .

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