on social media within online course contexts. Relative Proximity Theory: Measuring the Gap between Actual and Ideal Online Course Delivery, American Journal of Distance Education, 28:4, 222-240, DOI:.1080/08923647.2014.924721. The constructive approach arose from ideas on progressive education advanced by the American philosopher John Dewey and others, who emphasized the education of the whole child to achieve intellectual, physical, and emotional growth and argued that learning is best accomplished by having children perform tasks. Coll-TD Scale (Wengrowicz., 2014 This scale builds on Michael. The Theory of Transactional Distance. Chen,.J., and Willits,.K.
Dissertations in distance learning
The advantages of online learning are the ability to work independently at own pace and time, not limited to one physical location/ travel expense, and low social/peer pressure consequences; however, the disadvantages of online learning are technology problems, the need to be self-motivated, poor course. (2016 a thematic synthesis of Community of Inquiry research 2000 to 2014 (unpublished doctoral dissertation) Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada /jspui/handle/10791/190, this meta-synthesis study examines the nature, focus, and context of the large and diverse corpus of research literature that has arisen from a highly utilized. Journal of Distance Education, Vol 19, No 1, 1-19 Gorsky,., Caspi,. Rethinking distance learning activities: A comparison of transactional distance theory and activity theory. To emphasize the tutorial and individualized-learning aspects of its method, the Open University prefers to describe it as supported open learning rather than distance learning.