Well, I finally finished reading the article on the history of distance education. After reading, I realized that I have been shortsighted on the my view of distance education. That is, I overlooked correspondence courses and the like.
The comment that I am about to make was not addressed in either of the articles, but there is something that I have noticed about distance education classes in my corner of the world, Eastern Kentucky, and wonder how the same issue plays out in other places. Often, distance learning classes that involve ITVs at a university’s extended campus will have only one or two students, which makes group work tough, especially if there is only one student. Not impossible, though. Does anyone know if this arrangement is semi-common?