American School Board Journal, July 1998, p. 30

An education research consultant writes in American School Board Journal that setting up the hardware, software, and wiring for distance learning is probably the smallest barrier to managing an effective distance learning program. Several "intangible" problems almost always crop up, which include contract disputes, conflicting schedules among participating schools and instructors, inter-district rivalries, competition for limited funding and training resources, cost overruns, and curriculum disagreements.

In fact, many school administrators are finding that distance learning often doesn't live up to the promises,...

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