Distance Education and Critical Shortage Areas in Education – Do we really have a Choice?
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Musgrove, A. & Musgrove, G. (2003). Distance Education and Critical Shortage Areas in Education – Do we really have a Choice?. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 458-461). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2003
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Caroline Crawford, Niki Davis, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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Distance education (DE) is becoming more widely used in education every year. One of the ways to use DE is in critical shortage areas in education such as teacher and nursing education. Bachelors Degrees are now offered at some of Florida's Community Colleges in these critical shortage areas. Many modern students have multiple jobs and family demands that make tradition daytime classes impossibility. DE can provide students the opportunity to take pre-requisites for entrance into a program. DE can offer classes that require little or no classroom space allocations. Practical education done as student teaching or hospital-based cannot be done via DE. DE requires more time for both the learner and the instructor but with the increased time investment comes the flexibility of time shifting out of the daytime face-to-face classroom into the time that works for the individual. It is this focus on the individual learner that is the cornerstone of modern educational technology.
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