Distance Education Terminology & History
In Discussion 1, we discussed distance education terminology and history with its contribution to technology. The term distance education is very broad as it covers many areas of education, not just learning over the internet. If someone would’ve asked before enrolling in OMDE603, “what is distance education? “, my response would’ve been learning over the internet using a computer. However, distance education has changed since it was first introduced years ago. Distance goes much deeper than online media. As I read the text for OMDE603, I realized that there are several generations of distance education. These generations include (1) correspondence (2) broadcast radio & television (3) open universities (4) teleconferencing and (5) internet/web. As I learn more about distance education, I understand that it’s not only learning over the internet, it’s more complex, it involves students, teachers and resources that are separated by time and location. It’s learning at a distance without being in a traditional classroom.
Moore, M. G., & Kearsley, G. (2012). Distance Education: A Systems View of Online Learning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning