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Abstract This article explores the various levels of collaboration found within distance education contexts. A continuum reflecting the local to international levels of collaboration is outlined; descriptions of the components found along the continuum are provided, and the implications for...
Abstract This study investigated the constructs of loneliness, dyadic communication apprehension, two dimensions of communication competence, and locus of control as predictors of persistence in telecourses. A telephone survey was administered to 306 students at a community college in the...
Abstract This paper discusses two modifications to the conduct of computer‐conference‐based master's degree courses: a maximum length for conference messages was suggested and, more importantly, conference moderators, or topic leaders, were appointed from among the student cohort. Drawing on...
Abstract This article describes a pilot program designed to teach algebra to Texas migrant students via audioconferencing. Issues related to course development, design, and delivery are discussed. The high class grade averages and the students' increased ability to communicate mathematically...
Abstract The Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED) of Costa Rica has admitted over 80,000 students in its seventeen‐year history. However, total enrollment figures are an insufficient measure of the institution's success in achieving its mission of democratizing higher education in Costa Rica....
Reforming Open and Distance Education: Critical Reflections from Practice. Terry Evans and Daryl Nation, eds. (London: Kogan Page, 1993, 240 pp., £30).
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