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Distance learning is a great topic for a research paper.  Many schools have been moving towards a distance-learning model or at least incorporating distance-learning in their teaching programs.  Of course, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting need for many in-person schools to quickly transition to an online model, distance learning has become even more important.

Distance Learning Essay Outline:

  1. Introduction
    1. Advantages of distance learning
    2. Disadvantages of distance learning
    3. Considerations for educators and students
    4. Thesis Statement
  2. Advantages of distance learning
    1. Accessible to students who cannot be present in brick and mortar school
    2. Can by asynchronous
    3. Flexible for students with special needs
    4. Allows students to learn at their own pace
  3. Disadvantages of distance learning
    1. Lack of opportunities for socialization
    2. Difficult for educators to judge student progress
    3. Reduced opportunity for peer-to-peer education
  4. Considerations for educators and students
    1. Importance of organization
    2. Importance of checking in to assess progress
    3. Not suitable for all students and teachers
  5. Conclusion
    1. Restate thesis statement
    2. Considerations for educators and students
    3. Disadvantages of distance learning
    4. Advantages of distance learning
    5. Suggestions for future of distance learning

Distrance Learning Essay Titles:

  1. What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Distance Learning
  2. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Distance Learning
  3. Remote Learning: Pros and Cons
  4. What Skills Are Necessary for Successful Distance Learning
  5. Is Distance Learning Appropriate for All Students?
  6. Can All Teachers Be Successful Remote Educators?

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Suggested Resources:

  1. Bozkurt, A. (2019). From distance education to open and distance learning: A holistic evaluation of history, definitions, and theories. In Handbook of Research on Learning in the Age of Transhumanism (pp. 252-273). IGI Global.
  2. Chen, E., Kaczmarek, K., & Ohyama, H. (2020). Student perceptions of distance learning strategies during COVID?19. Journal of dental education.
  3. Dietrich, N., Kentheswaran, K., Ahmadi, A., Teychené, J., Bessière, Y., Alfenore, S., ... & Sperandio, M. (2020). Attempts, successes, and failures of distance learning in the time of COVID-19. Journal of Chemical Education97(9), 2448-2457.
  4. Firat, M., & Bozkurt, A. (2020). Variables affecting online learning readiness in an open and distance learning university. Educational Media International57(2), 1
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