Title: An orientation to technology-mediated instruction: utilisation of multiple modalities for content delivery

Authors: Lin M. Nelson

Addresses: Laney College, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607, USA

Abstract: To prepare for the transition from traditional to distance education, students are required to attend a two-hour face-to-face orientation to technology-mediated instruction. This paper discusses a project that incorporates the utilisation of multiple modalities for information delivery, accommodates learning style diversity, varying degrees of learner autonomy, and both affective and experiential differences with instructional technology. Adult learners in this project had the opportunity to conveniently experience instruction multiple times, via a comfortable medium, and to spend more time on content that is difficult to learn, while avoiding repetition of material that is already mastered.

Keywords: distance learning; learning styles; telecourses; adult learners; technology-mediated instruction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2000.000362

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2000 Vol.10 No.1/2/3/4, pp.206-212

Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article