The philosophical system of open and distant learning: Is technology the custodian of distant learning or educational philosophy
Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences: December 31, 2012, 2 (4); e58887
December 20, 2012
Article Type: Review Article
July 27, 2017
December 20, 2012
M , Norouzzadeh
R , Ebrahimzadeh
I , Sadat Haghighi
F . The philosophical system of open and distant learning: Is technology the custodian of distant learning or educational philosophy,
Interdiscip J Virtual Learn Med Sci.
The aim of this study was to assess the philosophical principles of open and distant learning. This descriptive study was done by assessing digital and library resources on the principles of distant learning. In order to understand the philosophical and educational principles of open and distant learning and to determine the epistemological, ontological, and axiological functions of its four main elements (distant learner, distant educational organization, distant educational content, and distant educational inviron ment), collected data were analyzed using analytical and interpretational methods. The results showed that pragmatism and constructivism have specific functions in the four mentioned elements of distant learning with respect to epistemological, ontological, and axiological aspects.
Open and Distant Philosophy; Pragmatic Philosophy; Constructivistic-educational Philosophy;
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