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Pros and Cons of Distance Education September 8, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — remonzer @ 10:52 pm

If we start with the premise that all education is at a distance (see http://durandus.com/phaedrus/2007/09/08/is-a-book-at-a-distance/), then in commenting on pros and cons of distance education we are actually discussing the best modes and devices for lesson delivery.

For example, if I think that my students need more authentic exposure to native speakers, using audio or video conferencing would be a superior choice of technology to CDs or other recordings.  It seems to me that I, too, would be a form of technology as I am the one arranging the lesson and the mediator.

To learn to the pros and cons of various modes of technology one must educate themselves on what is available.

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