The Axiomatic Trap: Stultifying Myths in Distance Education

@article{Powell2006TheAT,
  title={The Axiomatic Trap: Stultifying Myths in Distance Education},
  author={R. J. Powell and Clive Keen},
  journal={Higher Education},
  year={2006},
  volume={52},
  pages={283-301}
}
Although university-level distance education often sets itself up in contradistinction to conventional educational provision, the thinking most distance educators is framed by a set of un-stated axioms that derive from the conventional system. This axiomatically framed approach to university education at a distance may well blunt the potential for distance education to achieve its true potential. This paper describes the axioms and attempts to explain their continuing power to constrain… CONTINUE READING