However, he cautions, on the one hand, that many students who have become accustomed to the instructor-centered learning experience of the classroom might have difficulty transitioning to the freedom of the distance-learning format; these students will not respond positively if thrown into the distance
learning deep waters without careful attention to learning styles that encourage and promote self-direction.
For some, Harvard's entry into the distance
degree-granting field may spur some students with certain Ivy League aspirations to apply, but a more compelling set of reasons will guide choice.
Academic librarians, like brand managers in business, must identify ways to carry their competitive advantage into the distance
Effective teaching used in the traditional classroom must be incorporated into the distance
It is all too easy for instructors to assume that the additional materials they bring into the distance
learning classroom, such as slides and videotapes, adequately replace individual research in terms of stimulating interest.