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DL 102: The Research Evidence

In this module we look at some of the recent evidence both in support of - and against - the use of distance-learning as a mechanism to deliver courses. It seems increasingly likely that distance education will play a major role in higher education in the coming years, however that does not mean we should move into distance learning without considering what we know about what works and what doesn't work. Fortunately there is a large and growing body of evidence for all forms of technology enhanced education in terms of learning outcomes. The good news is that recent evidence suggests distance-learning is in fact a valid, and perhaps even a desirable direction in which to move.

This online presentation includes audio, video, examples, demonstrations, and instructional methods.

Learning objectives

Upon completing this lesson, the learner will be able to:

  • Evaluate the evidence on DL in general.
  • Evaluate the evidence on DL in the health sciences.
  • Assess how this evidence has implications for educators.
    For a glossary of key terms, click here.