There have been frequent and repeated calls for empirical studies examining distance learning. This paper presents the results of a study that compares US and Australian post-graduate students involved in similar courses. It finds marked differences in perceptions between those involved in distance education and those studying by more traditional means. Differences between the two nationalities are also noted. The paper calls for further work in this area and invites a series of collaborative studies.
Burns, O Maxie; Case, Tom; and Dick, Geoffrey N., "Student Attitudes Towards Distance Education: A Comparison of Views in Australia and the US" (2001). ACIS 2001 Proceedings. Paper 8.