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Attention-deficit-disordered children--Education; Distance education; Open learning; Telecommunication in education;


Traditional distance education environments are not conducive to learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The purpose of this literature review is to address how learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can better succeed in distance education learning environments. The review defines distance education, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and briefly explains some of the details of each. It then reviews strategies for helping students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Considerations for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in distance education are addressed. It discusses media, interaction, engagement of learners, feedback, motivation, and support systems as possible ways to help learners with ADHD succeed. Sources reviewed were books and articles by subject experts in distance education and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This review supports the idea that distance education can not only be an acceptable medium for education with students with ADHD, but that it may even be more beneficial than the traditional classroom when implemented properly to meet the learner's needs.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

J.A. Donaldson


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