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Distance learning: an academic perspective

Distance learning and Today's Educational Environment

by Dr. Thomas A. Pollack
A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA

In this downloadable article, Dr. Pollack offers background on what distance learning is and discusses the reasons that Duquesne University has begun offering classes using the medium. In doing so he cites national trends toward lifelong learning, a growing competition for students, an increased awareness of the need to supply widespread education and a growing need to educate cost-effectively. Many of our customers have found this article valuable, so we asked the authorís permission to include it on our site.

We're offering the paper as a Microsoft Word® 2.0 document that you can download. It is 7 pages long and 27K.

We do want to make one comment as a videoconferencing dealer: the equipment costs Dr. Pollack mentions are rapidly decreasing, as competing manufacturers (such as 3M) enter the field.

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