Social Media Closing the Distance in Online Education

ID: 53845 Type: Full Paper
  1. Lee Heller, Nova Southeastern University, United States

Tuesday, March 19 1:45 PM-2:15 PM Location: Wilshire A View on map

Presider: Savilla Banister, Bowling Green State University, United States

Abstract: Few would argue against the idea that distance education has become an explosive ripple within our educational norm. Students are seeking and taking more online courses than ever before. There has been much research conducted to investigate the quality of online education verses face-to-face traditional classes. Several important beliefs have come from the available body of research. Among those are the belief that online students experience a feeling of isolation, disconnect with their institution, and overall, have a diminished educational experience.

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