Revisiting Transactional Distance Theory in a Context of Web-Based High-School Distance Education

Murphy, Elizabeth and Rodriguez-Manzanares, Maria A. (2008) Revisiting Transactional Distance Theory in a Context of Web-Based High-School Distance Education. Journal of Distance Education, 22 (2). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1916-6818

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report on a study that considered Transactional Distance Theory (TDT) in a current technology context of web-based distance education (DE) in a high school environment. Data collection relied on semistructured interviews conducted with 13 e-teachers and seven other personnel within an organization responsible for high-school distance education in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Findings are presented in three categories labelled as follows: rapport and community-building; curriculum and teachercentered tools as barriers; and the role of real-time interaction and engagement. We relate these categories respectively to the TDT concepts of dialogue, structure, and learner autonomy.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/2455
Item ID: 2455
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2008
Date Type: Publication
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