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Bozkurt (2019) has provided a needed insight into the intellectual and theoretical development of the field of distance education through an analysis of 1685 articles from 1916 to 2018. This was precipitated by the fact that distance education (DE) has evolved to employ both online and offline technologies which “gives DE a multidimensional and multilayered ecology” (p. 497). More importantly, regarding its purpose, the review “attempts to map the intellectual network of DE ... [to provide] further understanding ... [as to] what has been created ... and how the field should move forward” (p. 497). From my perspective this review is invaluable to understand the evolution of DE from independent approaches to learning encompassing stand-alone learning materials to interactive and collaborative online learning environments we see emerging today. These are very different approaches and it is not clear whether we will see a true paradigm shift to online approaches. Intellectually and theoretically can these approaches co-exist or complement each other going forward. From this understanding we can begin to explore how the field will move forward.
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The Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology UMIT TIROL (www.umit-tirol.at) offers high-quality academic education and advanced training in the fields that have turned out to be of increasing importance in modern health care and technology. For example, in the field of medical informatics, we offer a part-time continuing education program that provides in-depth knowledge in the area of digitization and information management in healthcare. The program is completely online and its course design is based on the Community of Inquiry Framework. This year, we have started a comprehensive project based on the CoI Framework: LACOI: Representation of a Community of Inquiry in Cooperative Online-based Courses through Learning Analytics.

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