Retrospection and Reflection on the Development of Distance Education

Qiaoyan Lin


By tracing back into the process of the generation of distance education, this paper shows that distance education is not generated by technology alone, but also related to the level of social development, system, culture and other factors. It puts forward the explanation framework of distance education and provides a more comprehensive analysis and understanding of the distance education and its phenomena, so as to go beyond the simple thinking of internet technology and understand the Internet technology and the essence of network education built on the basis. And based on this, it further analyzes the characteristics of online education and discusses the combination of Internet technology and education from the perspective of lifelong education to provide ideas for the possible development of distance education.


Interconnection; Distance Education; Retrospection; Interpretation Framework

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