Category Archives: Distance Education

Social Media Creates Timely Feedback in Distance Education

Modern learners demand immediate feedback and social media can achieve this.

Abstract Modern learners are consumers of knowledge, and as consumers they are accustomed to on-demand gratification.  The environment of consumers caters to a real-time fulfillment of needs that has conditioned an expectation of immediate results which distance education systems must now comply with in order to link the learner to the instructor and material in the manner expected by the… Read more »

Defining Distance Education in Online Learning

Abstract Distance education as an instructional strategy is one of four fundamental components to instructional design.  It serves a purpose to the learner and facilitator with its unique position to provide effective instruction across a distance of time and/or space with flexibility and freedom of choice.  Distance education must remain interactive through two-way communication to maintain its status as an… Read more »