Dimensions of distance learning for computer education

  title={Dimensions of distance learning for computer education},
  author={Tony Clear and Arto Haataja and Jeanine Meyer and Jarkko Suhonen and Stuart A. Varden},
  journal={SIGCSE Bulletin},
In this paper, we explore what is variously termed distance learning (DL), asynchronous, online, Web-based, and Web-supported learning in terms of how it can support and perhaps even improve the fields of education involving computing. We use the term distributed education to cover all mentioned topics. We describe how the incorporation of these methods can benefit computer education. These benefits arise because of the nature of the computing field, the profound requirements for students to… CONTINUE READING