Gaspay, Anastasia; Dardan, Shana; Legorreta, Leonardo
September 2008
Review of Business Research;2008, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p53
Academic Journal
Distance Learning (DL) and supporting technologies are changing the world of education, business, and knowledge management. Unfortunately, DL developers tend to ignore the rich diversity of learning models and therefore fail to utilize DL technologies to their full potential. In our extensive review of the DL literature we found that most DL researchers and practitioners rely on the constructivist and the collaborative learning models primarily and tend to ignore the more "granular" socio-cultural, cognitive, and computational learning models, suggesting there is a gap in current DL research and practice. As ubiquitous computing, grid computing, and similar technological developments increase the scope of possibilities, it will be increasingly desirable to use more granular approaches to DL, that do not presume a one-size fits all model. This paper identifies new outlets for DL innovation that will benefit educators and businesses seeking more effective techniques to transmit knowledge.


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