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Distance Education by Mind Map: Distance Education

1. Learner support

1.1. Institutional support

1.2. Academic support (i.e. tutoring)

2. Learners

2.1. Age

2.2. geographical location

2.3. DE experience

2.4. Learning goals/motivation

2.5. Academic path (certificate, degree, continuing education, etc.)

3. Faculty

3.1. DE experience

3.2. Relevant knowledge/expertise

4. Resources

4.1. Technology

4.1.1. Print

4.1.2. Audio

4.1.3. Video

4.1.4. Computer

4.2. Instructional materials

4.2.1. Learning Activiies

4.2.2. Assignments

4.2.3. Projects

4.2.4. Assessments

4.3. Research materials

4.3.1. Electronic databases

4.3.2. "brick and mortar" library

4.3.3. Learning community

4.3.4. Internet

5. Support

5.1. Faculty support

5.1.1. Technology training

5.1.2. Academic professional development

6. Interaction

6.1. student to student

6.1.1. collaborative learning activities

6.2. instructor to student

6.2.1. feedback, guidance

6.3. student to instructor

6.3.1. tutoring, additional assistance

7. Communication

7.1. Asynchronous

7.1.1. Email

7.1.2. Message boards

7.1.3. Blogs

7.1.4. Wikis

7.1.5. Social networking

7.2. Synchronous

7.2.1. Instant messaging

7.2.2. Video conferencing

7.2.3. Phone calls