Barry, Irene Doyle (1999) Student and faculty readiness for distance education. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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As distance education enters the mainstream of higher learning, educators must not only adapt to changing technology but must also recognize and promote it as a quality alternative to traditional classroom learning. Outcome measurement including academic achievement and student satisfaction supports the expanding role of distance education as a viable and rewarding choice for learners. This paper folio explores student readiness for distance education and the importance of faculty preparation and support, typical characteristics of today's distance learner, as well as distance education's unique fulfillment of adult learning theories. Because of the distinctive characteristics of the province as well as a superlative access to the newest technological advances, institutions delivering the Bachelor of Nursing Collaborative Program in Newfoundland and Labrador are well placed to offer a world-class distance education program. Distance education is envisioned as an agent for change, expansion, and diversity in the nursing program, particularly as it responds to the educational needs of adult learners.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 99-111|
|Department(s):||Education, Faculty of|
|Geographic Location:||Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Distance education--Newfoundland and Labrador; Adult education--Newfoundland and Labrador; Nursing--Study and teaching--Newfoundland and Labrador|
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