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Transactional Distance Theory (Brent Fleisher)

Thinking in terms of 2016, this theory is important to understand — especially in the technological world we are living in.    Thinking in terms of the future…where new technology hasn’t even been invented yet… this theory is a must in order to accurately and appropriately reach students on an educational level.  With more and more … Continue reading Transactional Distance Theory (Brent Fleisher)

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Transactional Distance Theory

As I read through these articles on Transactional Distance Theory, several things stood out for me.  I was especially surprised to see how early Moore was trying to define distance learning (1972-1973).  I have always associated distance learning with the heavy use of technology.  In 1972 home computers were non-existent.  Colleges had computers, but they … Continue reading Transactional Distance Theory

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Transactional Distance Theory – My Thoughts…

Michael Moore’s  Theory of Transactional Distance highlights three variables of online education that have the ability to greatly impact a learner’s experience.  I think it is extremely important for an online educator to be aware of the variables included in Moore’s theory so that they create an environment that helps diminish the distance felt by a … Continue reading Transactional Distance Theory – My Thoughts…

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Debbie Myers Distance Theory

The distance theory is especially important to understand because it outlines the variables and the relationships between them. I have read extensively about the importance of teacher learner relationships and the effect it has on the learning. I was fascinated about the relationship between structure and dialog and autonomy. I found it particularly interesting regarding […]

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Transactional Distance

After reading this week’s assignment my first thought was: “that was a great deal of information in a short few pages”.  With that being said,  I feel it is important that this theory of Transactional Distance be understood by all educators, online or in person.  I feel that this article talks about the “relationship” between … Continue reading Transactional Distance

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Transactional Distance Theory

When I first started to read the articles it was throwing me off with the different definitions. Having the two definitions really started to make me think about what  was going on.  I think that this theory is important to understand because I believe that is a good way to understand how students start to get broken into groups of how they learn. It is …

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