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Barriers to Distance Education

January 02, 2003

​Technology provides higher education with the potential to disseminate knowledge to more people than ever before. Despite the promise of distributed education and continued advancements in technology, significant barriers remain. This paper describes the barriers to distance learning, both inside and outside the higher education community.

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