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PEDAR: Executive Summary A Profile of Participation in Distance Education Delivery: 1999-2000
Student Participation in Distance Education
Participation of Undergraduates
Participation of Graduate and First-Professional Students
Distance Education Delivery
Satisfaction With Distance Education
Research Methodology
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Similar patterns of participation emerged among graduate and first-professional students. While a gender difference was not detected, married students and those with dependent children were more likely than their counterparts to participate in distance education. Greater work intensity also appeared to contribute to higher participation. Due to low incidence and resulting small sample sizes, it was not possible to conduct subgroup comparisons of the availability of graduate and first-professional students’ entire programs via distance education.

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