Teacher Education and Special Education
In this article, the authors examine the literature on distance education and offer a brief chronology of its past-to-present development, with special attention to the evolution of technology-mediated instruction. They document some of the major trends related to both theoretical and practical aspects of distance education. In particular, they look at the significance of the design of instruction and the importance of preserving faculty-student communication. Next, they look at the challenges as well as opportunities that distance education affords students, faculty, and institutions of higher education. Finally, the authors summarize what they believe to be major issues to be resolved if educators are to improve the quality of distance education and speculate about what the future might hold with regard to distance education and special education. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.
Original Publication Citation
Bullock, L. M., Gable, R. A., & Mohr, J. D. (2008). Technology-mediated instruction in distance education and teacher preparation in special education. Teacher Education and Special Education, 31(4), 229-242. doi:10.1177/0888406408330644
Bullock, Lyndal M.; Gable, Robert A.; and Mohr, J. Darrell, "Technology-Mediated Instruction in Distance Education and Teacher Preparation in Special Education" (2008). Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications. 20.