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Distance Education by Mind Map: Distance Education

1. " A mode of delivery of education through audio, video, and computer technologies to students anywhere in the world who are committed to higher education but are constrained by diverse factors ".

2. Education

2.1. Curricula

2.2. Instructors

2.2.1. Content creators

2.2.2. Content facilitators

2.2.3. Tutors

2.2.4. Content creators and facilitators

2.3. Pedagogy

2.3.1. Industrial model

2.3.2. Post industrial model

2.4. Structure/Delivery

2.4.1. Asychronous

2.4.2. Sychronous

2.4.3. Hybrid combination of asynchronous and synchronous

3. Technology

3.1. Audio/Auditory

3.2. Video/Visual

3.3. Combination - Audiovisual

3.4. Interactive

4. Learner/Students

4.1. Distance by geography

4.2. Distance by time constraints/flexibility

4.3. Distance by accessibility

5. Factors promoting the need for distance education

5.1. Geography

5.2. Financial constraints

5.3. Time constraints

6. Key features

6.1. Interactivity

6.2. Active participation on the part of instructor and learner

6.3. Flexibility

7. History

7.1. First generation - Correspondence

7.2. Second generation - ntegrated use of multiple, one-way media such as print, broadcasting or recorded media such as video-cassettes

7.3. Third generation- two-way, synchronous tele-learning using audio or video-conferencing

7.4. Fourth generation flexible learning based on asynchronous online learning combined with online interactive multimedia

7.5. Fifth generation- flexible learning based on asynchronous online learning combined with online interactive multimedia

8. Types

8.1. Open University

8.2. Online Distance learning