[Air-l] on line education effectiveness

Dr. W. Reid Cornwell wrc at tcfir.org
Tue Sep 12 14:16:45 PDT 2006

The question also poses and artificial dichotomy.
There are tasks that are done better by incarnate teacher and tasks that
computers are suited better.

Generally hybrid applications are superior to computers or teachers alone

See: Liberal Arts and distance Education, Arts and Humanities In Higher
Education, Charles Ess, 2003, vol 2(2) 117-137


Both will lead you to a bibliography that is extremely useful.


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I am afraid formulating the question as "is on line education effective" 
or "more/les effective than F2F education" is an unfortunate 
Irrespective of the milieu where they take place, education or 
instruction can be more or less effective depending on a variety of 
factors, including among others instructors and learners' talents, 
willingness, readiness, attraction for the subject, interaction, etc. in 
addition to the material constraints and particular circumstances of the 
An illustration of the above can be seen in the PhD dissertation of 
Andrea Brandão Lapa, A formação criticia do sujeito na educação a 
distança (the critical formation of the subject in distance education) 
IPPUR/URRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2005. In Portuguese.
Michel Menou

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