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American Journal of Distance Education

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American Journal of Distance Education

The American Journal of Distance Education (AJDE) is the internationally recognized journal of research and scholarship in the field of American distance education. Distance education describes teaching-learning relationships where the actors are geographically separated and communication between them is through technologies such as audio and video broadcasts, teleconferences and recordings; printed study guides; and multimedia systems. The principal technology of current research interest is the World Wide Web, and subfields of distance education therefore include on-line learning, e-learning, distributed learning, asynchronous learning and blended learning. With increasing numbers of individuals and institutions becoming involved in these various forms of distance education, the AJDE offers a solid foundation of valuable research-based knowledge about all aspects of the pedagogy of the field. Peer reviewed articles provide reports on the latest findings in such areas as:

* building and sustaining effective delivery systems;
* course design and application of instructional design theories
* facilitating interaction between students and with instructors;
* factors influencing student achievement and satisfaction;
* the changing roles of faculty and changes in institutional culture;
* administrative and policy issues including cost-effectiveness and copyright.

AJDE encourages the submission of articles about methods and techniques of teaching at a distance, about learning, and about management and administration but also encourages authors to write about policies, theories, and values that drive distance education. Articles should be based on research, although all methods and approaches to research are welcome. Authors are advised to ensure that their work is appropriately grounded in a review of existing literature.

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