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Higher Education Through Open and Distance Learning : World Review of Distance Education and Open Learning - Keith Harry

Higher Education Through Open and Distance Learning

World Review of Distance Education and Open Learning

By: Keith Harry (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th February 1999
ISBN: 9780415197922
Number Of Pages: 312

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Published in association with the Commonwealth of Learning
Open and distance learning has expanded dramatically in recent years across the world, across the spectrum of subject areas, and across educational levels. This book takes a detailed look at the state of the art of open and distance learning in higher education, and presents a fascinating picture of a world and its educational culture in transition.
This edited collection contains authoritative analyses of key issues together with current accounts of practice in each region of the world. It includes
*open and distance learning in relation to internationalisation, lifelong learning and flexible learning
*costs of distance education
*the impact of telecommunications
*applications of open and distance learning in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
It draws together experts in the field from all over the world, and has a truly international perspective on the phenomenon of open and distance learning. Its unparalleled breadth of coverage makes it an indispensable work of reference for experts and newcomers alike.

List of tables and figures
List of contributors
Acronyms and abbreviations
Open and distance learning for the new societyp. 1
The internationalisation of higher educationp. 15
The impact of telecommunicationsp. 32
Professional reflective practice and lifelong learningp. 48
Flexible learning and university changep. 57
The costs of distance educationp. 72
Cooperation competition or dominance: a challenge in Southern Africap. 95
The Open University of Tanzaniap. 110
The University of the West Indiesp. 125
Distance education in Latin America: growth and maturityp. 137
University distance education in Canadap. 150
The Bangladesh Open University: mission and promisep. 164
Distance education in Chinap. 176
The Open University of Hong Kongp. 190
Developments, networking and convergence in Indiap. 199
Contemporary distance education in Taiwanp. 213
Distance education in Central and Eastern Europep. 227
Western Europep. 244
The European Commission and open and distance learningp. 256
Distance education in Australiap. 264
The South Pacific: kakai mei tahip. 277
Afterword: Open learning and/or distance education: which one for what purpose?p. 292
Indexp. 299
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415197922
ISBN-10: 0415197929
Series: World Review of Distance Education and Open Learning : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 25th February 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.72  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1