The successes in American practice have not been equalled by the extent or quality of its research or even its descriptive literature. Like adult education, distance education is a field of practice in which the practitioners apply the results of research in such foundation disciplines as learning, communications, policy, organization, management, history, philosophy, curriculum and instruction. The conditions under which distance educators practice, and that students learn, are sufficiently different in degree if not in king from conventional education to deserve special treatment. However, they are also part of the universe of education, and draw on the wellsprings of educational theory and existing educational research traditions, and in turn contribute to the reformation and further development of this mainstream research. (MOORE, p. 12)
American Practice´s goal achievements have not been equivalent, not only by the coverage, excellence, or value of its studies but also its detailed literature. Parallel adult education, distance education is an area of preparation in which the preparer practices the outcomes of studies gathering all methods such as schooling, information technology, union, administration, chronicles and teaching. The circumstances under which distance teachers apply theirs knowledge and the trainee learner acquire his teacher’s knowledge are quite divergent in position because the teachers have to educate the traditional schooling and individual or additional treatment. Nevertheless, distance education has become a segment in the educational field, and it has changed its traditional method to teach, developing and reestablishing new techniques to investigation.
The successes in American practice have not been equalled by the extent or quality of its research or even its descriptive literature. The conditions under which distance educators practice, are sufficiently different in degree if not in king from...