distance education, distance learning, academic advising
This article reviews the key ideas related to increasing student learning and support described in selected chapters from the second edition of the Handbook of Distance Education (Moore 2007). These chapters described research findings related to the impact of distance education on learners in general (student autonomy, cognition, social learning, and satisfaction), as well as specific subgroups of distance students and instructors (K-12, female, and disabled students as well as academic advising and library services). This article concludes with brief recommendations for future research in each of these areas.
Original Publication Citation
R. E. West, (29). Insights from research on distance education learners, learning, and learner support. Distances et savoirs. 7(4). doi: 1.3166/DS.7.571-584.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
West, Richard E., "Insights From Research on Distance Education Learners, Learning, and Learner Support" (2009). All Faculty Publications. 861.
Distances et savoirs
David O. McKay School of Education
Instructional Psychology and Technology
© 2009 Distances et savoirs. DOI: 10.3166/DS.7.571-584.
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