Distance education in library and information science: a long road traveled

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A special section on distance education in library and information science is provided. Articles discuss student perceptions of academic motivation, interactive participation, and pedagogical and structural factors in Web-based distance learning; the experiences and opinions of recent graduates of the University of South Carolina's Master of Library and Information Science program; a student-centered investigation of the distance learning experience; effective teacher behaviors and Michael Moore's theory of Transactional Distance; the resident and distance learning experience of students enrolled in a library and information science graduate program; and the range of distance education modes used in American Library Association accredited programs in the U.S. and Canada.

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