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Distance Education : New Perspectives - Keith Harry

Distance Education

New Perspectives

By: Keith Harry (Editor), Desmond Keegan (Editor), John Magnus (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th November 1993
ISBN: 9780415089418
Number Of Pages: 372

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Although distance education has developed rapidly over the past decade, writings on the subject are still scattered over a diverse range of often inaccessible sources. An up-to-date collection of the best writing on the subject is now needed for professors, PhD researchers and all who are seeking professional qualifications in this field.
"""Distance Education: New Perspectives" brings together a selection of the best writing on the subject in recent years. Divided into six sections--theory, organization, administration, media, study and international perspectives--the book reflects the current concerns of distance educators and charts the progress in the field over the last ten years. It is an essential reference for all who work in this area.
Contributors include: Otto Peters, Germany; Michael Moore, USA; Erling Ljosa, Norway; France Henri, Canada and Tony Kaye, UK; Bruce O. Barker, Anthony G. Frisbie and Kenneth R. Patrick, USA; John Daniel, UK; Desmond Keegan, Ireland; Benedetto Vertecchi, Italy; Ross Paul, Canada; David Kember, Hong Kong; Mick Campion and Patrick Guiton, Australia; Randy Garrison, Canada; Barry Scott, UK; Ram Reddy, India; Tamas Lajos, Hungary; Torstein Rekkedal, Norway; Borje Holmberg, Sweden.

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
General introductionp. 1
Understanding distance educationp. 10
Three types of interactionp. 19
Problems of distance educationp. 25
Distance education in the society of the future: from partial understanding to conceptual frameworksp. 32
Broadening the definition of distance education in light of the new telecommunications technologiesp. 39
A duty for distance education in the 1990sp. 54
A typology of distance teaching systemsp. 62
Student persistence in distance education: a cross-cultural multi-institutional perspectivep. 77
The economics of mass distance educationp. 94
Open universities - the test of all modelsp. 114
A two-level strategy for mastery learning in distance educationp. 126
Some instructional strategies for improved learning from distance teaching materialsp. 137
Electronic mail in a children's distance course: trial and evaluationp. 157
Technology for distance education: a ten-year prospectivep. 176
Telephone teaching and audio-conferencing at the British Open Universityp. 191
Multifunction microcomputer enhanced audio teleconferencing: moving into the third generation of distance educationp. 200
The coming of the new distance educators in the United States: the telecommunications generation takes offp. 209
IBM distance learning developments using videoconferencingp. 224
Open universities: the new temples of learningp. 236
National developments and international cooperation in distance education in Commonwealth Africap. 250
China: its distance higher-education systemp. 261
Refugees and distance educationp. 276
Academic education of distance educatorsp. 292
Media and distance education: course descriptionp. 305
Strategies for collaborative staff training in distance educationp. 317
Key issues in distance education: an academic viewpointp. 330
Indexp. 342
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415089418
ISBN-10: 0415089417
Series: Lancaster Pamphlets
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 4th November 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1