Computerized Distance Education: The Role for Facilitators
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Many adults are constrained in their study efforts by various work, family, or social obligations that limit their abilities to be successful in traditional educational settings. Computer mediated conferencing (CMC) is a promising approach for non-traditional, distance learning. A growing body of scholarship indicates that the approach is a suitable means for educational delivery, but several questions remain regarding appropriate facilitator role, training requirements for those who use the approach, and associated instructional limitations. This article provides a rationale for using CMC, describes how CMC has been used, provides information on instructional implications, and suggests some future research needs.
Hiemstra, Roger Dr., "Computerized Distance Education: The Role for Facilitators" (1994). IACE Hall of Fame Repository.