Ja-Eun Shin


Distance learning is not a new subject, but it recently has come in vogue again. With the advent of new educational and training technologies and the need to meet the needs of learners in a fast-paced world, distance learning is becoming a necessity. In its best sense, it can help educate more people anywhere at any time. Our renewed interest in distance learning has the potential to change public perception of education and its ongoing importance throughout our lives. In Part I, an overview of the distance learning is given, from the concept to the various tools. The tools and procedures are primarily emphasized, which offer us a basic idea of the virtual classroom. An extensive description of the software and the learning processes is then provided. The thesis project is detailed in Part II, which describes the possibilities of using this technology as a virtual class on the web.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Distance education--United States; Internet in education--United States; Telecommunication in education; World Wide Web

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School of Design (CIAS)


Keough, Robert

Advisor/Committee Member

Klinkon, Heinz


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