The development of online distance education and media usage behavior in higher education

In his presentation, Olaf Zawacki-Richter will provide an overview of the development of online distance education in general and in the context of lifelong learning in Germany in particular. He will talk about the development and implementation of blended learning programs at the Center for Lifelong Learning and present latest results of a study to investigate media usage patterns of non-traditional students in higher education (N=2.339) and their implications for instructional design.