Digital distance education: From correspondence study to online learning- A historical review
Oriji Abraham, Ekineh Dorothy Richmond
Every society tries to specifically meet the social, political and educational needs of its citizenry. Based on this premise, there emerged a correspondence system of education as a form of instructional delivery that hopes to address the educational needs of the people at the period. Consequently, this paper traced the evolution of conventional correspondence study, and the various elements inherent in this method of instructional delivery. The paper additionally explained some salient terms or concepts and creates awareness of a set of resources or media/technologies used for both instructional strategies. As well, the significance and the constraints or challenges posed by this technique of education programme were concisely discussed. The authors further distinguished the traditional correspondence study from the modern distance online education and as well highlighted the major merits and challenges of correspondence study programme.
Oriji Abraham, Ekineh Dorothy Richmond. Digital distance education: From correspondence study to online learning- A historical review. International Journal of Advanced Education and Research, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 86-87