Assessing the Effectiveness of Distance Education within the Context of Traditional Classroom


Distance education has become a platform for delivery of education around the globe. Nations are seizing the opportunities. This learning tool is offering and thereby providing anytime anywhere forms of education to bridge the educational gap in respective nations. In view of this expansion, assessing the effectiveness of distance education within the context of traditional classroom delivery of instruction is expedient. This will better inform educational institutions in planning a distance education program.

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Nsiah, G. and Oti-Boadi, M. (2015) Assessing the Effectiveness of Distance Education within the Context of Traditional Classroom. Creative Education, 6, 707-710. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.68072.

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