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Tentatively exploring the learning potentialities of postgraduate distance learners’ interactions with other people in their life contexts

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posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by S Watson
Despite much discussion about the various modes of interaction that are possible within distance education, little attention has been paid to the interactions that occur between distance learners and other people in their life contexts about the academic content of their studies. This paper presents some preliminary findings from a study exploring this topic through the eyes of distance learners enrolled in Australian postgraduate coursework programs. It includes a categorisation of these interactions and the forms of learning they produce as well as a discussion of the potential implications for distance education theory and design.

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Journal

Distance education

Volume

34

Issue

2

Pagination

175 - 188

Publisher

Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

Location

Abingdon, England

ISSN

0158-7919

eISSN

1475-0198

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2013, Taylor & Francis

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