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Introduction to Distance Education: Theories and Theorists: Ramifications of the Theory of Transactional Distance

By Farhad Saba Founder, Offering adaptive learning based on the needs of the learner for independence and the requirement of the discipline for structure can be implemented in educational organizations with a management system that is conducive to learners starting and completing courses of studies based on their needs as compared to administrative needs […]

Introduction to Distance Education: Theorists and Theories: Verifying Theoretical Concepts

By Farhad Saba, Ph. D. Founder, As the field of distance education has grown in the past two decades, new concepts have been introduced to the literature. Authors in scholarly journals and books routinely use words, such as, eLearning, online learning, or web-based education to denote modes or means of learning in which the […]

Introduction to Distance Education: Theorists and Theories — Reflections on Theories

By Farhad Saba, Ph. D. Founder, Industrialization has been a feature of distance education for many years. Otto Peters, a pioneering theorist, explained when technology is used to reach students in mass, education assumes industrial characteristics, such as, standardization of services and mass production of educational products (Keegan 1994). To the extent that correspondence […]

Introduction to Distance Education: Theorists and Theories –Michael G. Moore

By Dr. Farhad (Fred) Saba Founder, Michael Grahame Moore is Professor Emeritus of Education at Pennsylvania State University. He obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in economics from the University of London in 1959. Upon graduating he taught history and geography, as well as adult education courses. In 1963, Moore went to Africa as […]

Introduction to Distance Education: Theorists and Theories — Charles Wedemeyer

Charles A. Wedemeyer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin  in 1911.  His education included a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in English and a Masters in Education both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. World War II interrupted his doctoral studies; however, he was awarded honorary doctorates from Oxford University and University of Ethiopia. Wedemeyer […]

Introduction to Distance Education: Theorists and Theories: Otto Peters

By Dr. Farhad (Fred) Saba Founder, Born in Berlin in 1926, Dr. Otto Peters,  is Professor emeritus of the FernUniversität (Distance Teaching University) in Germany. For 10 years he had been its Founding Rector, and for 17 years he held a chair in a discipline called, Methodology of DistanceTeaching in the same institution. In […]

Introduction to Distance Education: Theorists, and theories — Desmond Keegan

By: Dr. Farhad (Fred) Saba Founder, Desmond Keegan holds a  BA  in Classical European Civilization from University College Dublin, and an  MA from University College Dublin in Medieval European Civilization. His Post-Graduate studies in Education at the University of Adelaide culminated in writing his  PhD thesis on The Theory and Practice of Distance Education. This […]

Introduction to Distance Education: The U. S. Military

The U. S. military has been at the forefront of new developments in distance education, and is one of its largest users throughout the world. In the 1970s the U. S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) ( use of correspondence education had increased to a point that it was operating one of the largest […]

Introduction to Distance Education: Higher Education

Dr. Farhad (Fred) Saba, Ph. D. Founder, Today, almost all institutions of higher education in the United States offer some form of distance teaching and learning. A recent report by Babson survey Research Group (Allen & Seaman, 2013) indicated a steady growth in enrollments for online courses in recent years. In 2011, 6.7 million students […]

Introduction to Distance Education: Homeschooling

Dr. Farhad (Fred) Saba, Ph. D. Founder, Homeschooling is not necessarily a form of distance education; however, many students and parents rely on resources and formal courses that are presented on the Internet. Also, the distance education movement in united states has had the tradition of catering to the needs of non-traditional students. In […]