The selection of the most appropriate instructional media to support a distance learning application is a result of a systematic sequence of qualitative processes based on sound instructional design principles. No media is inherently better or worse than others in meeting learning objectives, however, each medium must be evaluated on their specific merits and attributes to ensure attainment of the learning objectives.
Satellite-based distance learning has certain attributes that support the dynamics of the traditional instructor-led classroom when compared to other instructional media. To that end, the Instructional Media Selection Guide prepared specially for the U.S. Distance Learning Association represents a comparative, objective, and systematic approach to selecting the most appropriate media so the overall instructional goal can be reached.
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The Role of Satellites in Distance Education
Context for Satellite Use
USDLA Media Selection Guide