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Distance education: basic resources guide

Chengzhi Wang (Librarian of Donald E. Stokes Library of Public & International Affairs and Population Research, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.)
Zao Liu (Distance Learning Librarian of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Article publication date: 1 September 2003



The past two decades have witnessed the rapid developments in distance education. Though debates surrounding issues related to distance education have yet abated, more and more institutions, entrepreneurs, educators, and learners embrace distance education with the aid of improved information technologies. The present guide introduces the historical development, major theories, and leading agencies and organizations associated with the discipline. Furthermore, it provides an annotated selection of resources including periodicals, books and monographs, and Internet sites. Though emphasis is placed on representative resources and information of distance education of the USA, important international resources are also analytically introduced.



Wang, C. and Liu, Z. (2003), "Distance education: basic resources guide", Collection Building, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 120-130.




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