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Distance Learning Knowledge Systems

Owen Hall.

Distance learning has come a long way since Sir Isaac Pitman initiated the first correspondence course in the early 1840's. Today the demand for students who can compete in the expanding global marketplace and the number of working adults that are returning to the classroom is growing rapidly. These dynamics call for new and innovative systems for providing instructional content. Internet-based learning systems, often referred to as asynchronous learning networks (ALN), have reached the state of development for significantly improving the quality of business education. The purpose of this paper is to introduce an Internet-based distance learning system that is designed to improve the delivery and effectiveness of management training. The results to date show that working adults find this content delivery approach to be attractive.


Owen Hall  (United States)
Graziadio School of Business & Management
Pepperdine University

Dr. Hall is a Luckman Professor of Decision Systems at the George L. Graziadio School of Business & Management, Pepperdine University. He is a registered professional engineer. Dr. Hall is the author of four textbooks on computer based management decision-making and over 50 technical papers on the subjects of statistical analysis and business forecasting. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California with post-doctoral studies at the Center for Futures Research.

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Teaching strategy
  • Distance learning
  • Knowledge management
  • Internet.

(Virtual Presentation, English)