Chapter 18. Distance Training

José Manuel Ochoa-Alcántar, Christy M. Borders, Barbara A. Bichelmeyer

Thirteen years ago, a chapter titled "Distance Education Systems" in the first edition of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology defined distance education as encompassing "the transmission of educational, instructional, or training programming to two or more people at two or more locations separated by space or in time" (Wagner, 1992, p. 513). While we may argue today that distance training can be transmitted to even a single person and a single location, the 1992 definition continues to have merit and is generally very similar to our understandings and discussions of what distance training is today. In this chapter, we use the terms distance ...

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