Open Access Graduate Research Paper
As human knowledge expands at an exponential rate, learning is increasingly becoming a lifelong endeavor. Careers and lives in the twenty-first century require constant learning, new education, and retraining. Thus, the nontraditional adult population in universities is increasing. Institutions pondering how to cope with an increasing student population and an ever shrinking budget can examine distance learning as a possible solution. Costs and benefits must be carefully considered in the areas of institution finances, the learning process, students, and instructors.
Although many instructors gladly accept opportunities to teach in the distance learning environment, the majority of instructors still have concerns regarding four main issues related to distance learning: Teacher Compensation, Course Ownership, Course Creation, and Academic Integrity.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh E. Zeitz
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©2001 S. Michelle DeGabriele
DeGabriele, S. Michelle, "Distance learning : Is it worth the investment?" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 394.