The academy/industry binary: The effect of distance education on the debate

A. Eaton

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The academy/industry debate usually centers on whether instruction should be education-based or experience-based, and on whether instructors should have more academic or industrial experience. Distance education can change both of these debates, lessening the difference between the workplace and the academy. The academy can be relocated within the workplace through dedicated classrooms and online courses performed on workplace computers, and by making classes asynchronous so that practitioners can fit them into their structured schedules. The debate over instructor training is changed because of the additional industry-based expertise needed to produce a distance education class and because distance education technology facilitates participation of practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2001
EventSTC's 48th Annual Conference - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: May 13 2001May 16 2001


ConferenceSTC's 48th Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL


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