Distance Education Courseware Adoption Concerns
Charles Balch, Louisiana State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Distance Education has been described as education or instruction delivered to off-campus sites via synchronous or asynchronous instruction. Educational institutions have a vested interested in delivering quality, dependable, and economical education and institutional courseware decisions should be reevaluated from time-to-time. In example, recent developments in technology have enabled new instructional methods such as Wikis and blogs. In particular, even though there are stable and free alternatives to traditional courseware systems, there are often barriers to adopting new and arguably superior courseware systems. Thus there is need to examine methods to encourage the institutional adoption of self-selected best practices.
Balch, C. (2005). Distance Education Courseware Adoption Concerns. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1284-1289). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).