Learning Network Demonstration: Delivering Business Education In A Distance Learning Environment


  • Owen P. Hall


Distance learning has come a long way since Sir Isaac Pitman initiated the first correspondence course in the early 1840’s. Today, Internet-based learning systems, often referred to as asynchronous learning networks (ALN), have reached the state of development for significantly improving the quality of business education. The one-size fits all approach of the past is being replaced by customized learning systems that are tailored to meet the specific educational needs of the student. More specifically, ALN provide an ideal vehicle for moving from a teaching-centric towards a learning-centric educational paradigm. The purpose of this demonstration is to introduce an Internet-based distance learning system that is designed to improve the delivery and effectiveness of business education with a particular emphasis to working adults.