Tag: Quality

Will Distance Ed Plans from California’s Legislators Have Broader Impact?

Published by: Russ Poulin | 11/4/2010 | 2 comments

Containing about 12% of the population of the United States, one can’t help but feel that when California sneezes, the rest of us might catch a cold.  That’s one reason we should pay attention when some big distance education strategy initiatives are being considered by the state’s legislators. Last week, California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office released […]

The Quality of Elearning — The Debate Goes On

Published by: Russ Poulin | 10/14/2010 | 2 comments

The question about the quality of learning in technology-mediated instruction still lingers.  Regardless of the evidence provided (U.S. Department of Education’s meta-analysis, No Significant Difference studies)  about the quality of the outcomes, there are always detractors. At the same time that the Gates, Hewlett,  and Lumina Foundations have increased their emphasis on technology-mediated learning, I’ve […]


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