Overcoming Challenges in Distance Education
           Stephanie Smith Budhai, Neumann University
There is a growth in the number of online courses and degree programs being offered at higher education institutions, 
however, not all include the same level of experiential learning opportunities as traditional on-campus courses. 
Guided by the theory of experiential learning and social presence theory in the context of online environments, 
this paper addresses the need to incorporate a service-learning component into online courses to ameliorate potential 
pitfalls of distance education including the lack of interpersonal relationships, limited hands-on experiences, and a 
non-existent campus life of online learners. 

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