Before moving on, let's review
some major points about enhancing students' distance education experiences:
- Students are more engaged when content is tied to
relevant examples. Instructors must discover examples that are relevant to
their distance students.
- Student performance is enhanced if learners set
aside time for their instructional activities and if they receive family
support in their academic endeavors.
- Instructors can help learners succeed by offering
timely feedback, encouraging discussion, being well prepared for class,
and encouraging and reinforcing effective student study habits.
- Instructors should encourage students to be self-motivated and
self-disciplined. They will have to keep up with assignments and
deadlines. This may mean that students will commit four to 15 hours per
week for the distance course.
- Instructors should encourage students to "speak up"
if problems arise.
You may review some of
the terms used in this destination, as well as examine some references and
support materials in this destination's Resources
You also may wish to reflect on what you've learned in this destination by
visiting the Exercises/Further
let's head to the next stop: Destination 5: Distance Education Teaching Methods.
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