An Experiment on Course Design, Delivery and Effective Interaction in Distance Technical Education

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. Vol. 3., No. 2 Fall, 2002

9 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2015

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Om Harsh

University of South Australia

M. Sadiq Sohail

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

This paper analyses the successful running of distance technical education vis-a-vis role of instructors in subject delivery; student-student interaction; and emerging computer technologies that can be applied in distance education programmes in the areas of IT, science, and engineering education. The paper focuses on the relative advantages and disadvantages of distance technical education over the traditional classroom oriented education. The critical role of teacher, technology, environment and other related factors have been analysed. Findings presents that appropriate designing of courses, interaction between students, and occasional meetings with instructors can lead to technical education through distance mode having considerable advantage over the traditional mode.

Suggested Citation

Harsh, Om and Sohail, M. Sadiq, An Experiment on Course Design, Delivery and Effective Interaction in Distance Technical Education (2002). The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. Vol. 3., No. 2 Fall, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2650312 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2650312

Om Harsh

University of South Australia

37-44 North Terrace, City West Campus
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Australia

M. Sadiq Sohail (Contact Author)

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) ( email )

Dhahran, 31261
Saudi Arabia

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