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Distance learning the great controversy

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Summary:A literature teacher argues the benefits of on-line learning, while her department chairperson presents arguments against it. Methods used to conduct an effective on-line "class" are demonstrated using state-of-the-art software. Criticism of distance learning is included. Students currently participating in on-line learning programs discuss how it has helped them achieve their educational goals.
Orginally broadcast as a segment of the documentary: Net.learning, in Sept. 1998 on PBS.
Contributor:Frenkel, Karen A
Provider:Anytime Anywhere Network, Inc
South Carolina Educational Television Network
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects:Distance education United States
Telecommunication in education
Television in education
Educational technology
Credits:Director of photography, Leland Cole Kenower ... [et al.] ; editor, Cindy Kaplan Rooney ; music, Zina Goldrich, Peter Foley ; narrator, Scott Simon.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Education
Science, Technology
Films@UM Browse terms:Education
Science, Technology, and Math
Collection:Films@UM
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