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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part A - Introduction
Meaning and pemrspectve of distance education ................................................ I
Purpose and outline of the paper...................................... .. ...................2
Hitory and international scope: A thumbnail sketch ............ ..........................2..
EXm lm of distance education in the schools .................................................3
Course design and student support .............................................................. 5
Student support ................................................................6
Part B - Literature Review
Learner achievement ....................................................................... ...7
Learner perceptions and attitudes .............................................................. 3
Instructor skills............................................... .............................. 5
Program design considerations................................................................. 16
Course and curriculum development ................................................................. 1 9
Use of telecommunications for teacher inservice training.....................................2 1
Professional development needs of distance educators.............................. ..2 2
Cost effectiveness of distance education ............................................. ...........2 4
State policies Dedicated to distance education. ................................................2 6
A. Inventory studies . .................................................................2 7
B. Policies .................................................................................2 7
C. National/institutional policy development .........................................2 8
Part C - Implications
General............. ................................................ ... ................30
The need for strategic planning ...................................................................31
Implications regarding learning .............................................................. 2
Implications for teachers and teaching...........................................................32
Implications for media selection and usage ...................................................3 3
Implications concerning the quality of interaction..................................34
Implications for educational systems and organizations
Implications concerning documentation ................................ ............ ... 3 4
Implications concerning policy formation.......................................................35
Conclusions regarding policy ...................................................................3 6
CONCLUSION ............................................................................... 3 7
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Moore, Michael G. The effects of distance learning: a summary of the literature: paper for the Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment, report, May 1989; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97312/m1/2/ocr/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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