Pretest: Transactional Distance Theory

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 20

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This quiz is designed to show you how much you know about Transactional Distance Theory. Please complete this prior to starting the mini-lesson.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Transactional distance like all pedagogical theories is built on constructs. Select all from the list below that are part of this distance education theory.
    • A. 

      Dialogue

    • B. 

      Learning Platform

    • C. 

      Structure

    • D. 

      Learner Autonomy

    • E. 

      Adult Learner

  • 2. 
    Moore's Theory of Transactional Distance hypothesizes that distance is pedagogical and not a geographic phenomenon. Choose the best description of this theory from the choices listed below:
    • A. 

      TD theory measures the distance between student, teacher and the distance education course.

    • B. 

      TD theory requires the student and teacher to participate in both synchronous and asynchronous discussions in the distance education course.

    • C. 

      TD theory helps the student and teacher understand how to access and interact with each other through the distance education course.

    • D. 

      TD theory describes distance as the student and teacher perceptions that might lead to a communication gap; or a psychological space of potential misunderstandings between people.

  • 3. 
    This diagram depicts the connection of the three main constructs from Moore's Transactional Distance Theory. These three constructs are:
  • 4. 
    Respond to the following statement with:  TRUE / FALSETransactional Distance Theory states that the more self-directed the learner, the less dialogue and structure is needed.
  • 5. 
    Respond to the following statement with:  TRUE / FALSEThe less self-directed the learner, the greater the need for temporal contact such as synchronous classes.
  • 6. 
    Respond to the following statement with:  TRUE / FALSEIn the context of Transactional Distance, dialogue refers to 'positive interactions' between active listeners and provides purposeful and constructive interaction by each party.
  • 7. 
    Respond to the following statement with:  TRUE / FALSEStructure refers to the extent to which a distance education course can accommodate or be responsive to each learner's individual needs
  • 8. 
    Respond to the following statement with:  TRUE / FALSELearner autonomy or 'self-direction' is the extent that the learner and not the teacher determines the goals, learning experiences and evaluation decisions.
  • 9. 
    Within distance education learning, interaction is fundamental to the educational transaction and the effectiveness of the program. Choose the types of interactions you would expect to take place in distance education in order to provide effective learning:
    • A. 

      Learner - Instructor

    • B. 

      Learner - Interface

    • C. 

      Learner - Outcomes

    • D. 

      Learner - Content

    • E. 

      Learner - Learner

  • 10. 
    Respond to the following statement with:  TRUE / FALSEIn your opinion, Transactional Distance Theory is an important pedagogical theory that will help teachers develop well designed distance education programs.