Education Anywhere: Distance and K-12 Education
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This final installment in the series addresses bridging physical distance between learners, staff, and the institution.
The early methods of building a sense of community centered on re-creating elements of the traditional school in a distance setting. While these elements managed to address in a very limited way the psychological distance and the related need for shared experiences, the physical distance was in no way addressed.
As distance education has matured, leaders in this field have come to realize that physical distance must also be addressed. A professor of Psychology at the University of California…
This second part in a series addresses bridging the psychological gap present in distance learning.
The methods for creating connectivity and community at a distance remain an ongoing topic of discussion. How do distance learning institutions bridge psychological and physical gaps to create a sense of community among their learners and staff? To discover how this is done, some background may be helpful.
Early in the development of distance education, the notion of community was rarely, if ever, considered. Most learners simply knew they would be working in isolation. At best, there would be…
This first article on the topic of building distance community explores the core notion of community.
Many individuals hold fond memories of their high school years. The bond of friendship that was believed to be unbreakable, the monumental events that were witnessed, and even the crazy stunts that were engaged in with reckless abandon all served to create a cocoon of warm and comforting memories. By no means the least of these events were football Fridays. The pep rally kicked off by the marching band disrupting classes as they marched through the hallways of the school building blaring a call…
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