Pretest: Transactional Distance Theory

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Pretest: Transactional Distance Theory

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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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.