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One of the most exciting new trends in education is the use of distance learning Many universities and corporations have ventured into it and in fact some universities are devoted exclusively to providing an entire curriculum and degree through distance learning Although the term distance education is of relative recent coinage the concept of learning at a distance is not new at all For example correspondence course first appeared in Germany England and in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century These courses were intended to provide vocational training to serve the demands of growing industrial economies but the idea of learning on ones own proved so attractive that by the early twentieth century courses in every conceivable subject were offered by colleges universities and property institutes Distance education has taken a number of new and exciting turns One of the most notable is a result of the advances in telecommunications technology and computers cable television and satellites Throughout its history education has kept up with social changes by increasing access Today higher education is not just for traditional college-age students but also for students who are older working and may have families to support Many of these students cannot afford to quit their jobs to attend school full time Because of the changing demands of a growing student population as well as diverse demographics and increased costs educational institutions have been forced to find ways to become more productive creative and flexible in their delivery methods Bower Hardy 2004 Not only are higher education institutions expanding their use of distance education but business and industry have also entered the distance education field According to Kim and Shih 2003 Policy Technology and People are the fundamental elements of an operational model of distance education The idea is supported by a somewhat similar model by Miller and King 2003 who have included technology the learner the instructor the pedagogy and the organization in their paper
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