Barriers to distance education: A factor‐analytic study

American Journal of Distance Education 01/2001; 15:7-22. DOI: 10.1080/08923640109527081

ABSTRACT This article reports on a large‐scale (n = 2,504), exploratory factor analysis that determined the underlying constructs that comprise barriers to distance education. The ten factors found were (1) administrative structure, (2) organizational change, (3) technical expertise, (4) social interaction and quality, (5) faculty compensation and time, (6) threat of technology, (7) legal issues, (8) evaluation/effectiveness, (9) access, and (10) student‐support services.

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