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Understanding Distance Learning Students

September 1, 2005

Distance learning students tend to have demographics and characteristics that make them, as a group, a bit different than traditional graduate students attending campus-based classes. Understanding these differences can help you tailor your ADLN courses to meet the needs of distance learning students.

Some of the major differences are:

Instructors of ADLN courses can use this information about distance learning students to help them relate to their students, make adjustments to their courses to accommodate students, and be prepared for student requests.

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