This book seeks to make a contribution to the discipline of distance education, by presenting international perspectives on the state of the field, and examining and discussing specific current trends and issues faced by the distance learning community. To this end, 24 authors from five continents have contributed their viewpoints on a wide array of distance education themes, including conceptual perspectives, local case studies, interviews, and "nuts-and-bolts" considerations for the design and implementation of international distance education programs. The result is a wide-ranging text that offers insight into the multi-faceted world of international distance education.
Foreword by the Editors. Part I: International Perspectives on Trends and Issues in Distance Education. A Survey of Progressive and Conservative Trends in Education with Implications for Distance Education Practice. Brent G. Wilson. Quality, Accreditation and Recognition: Issues in the Delivery of Transnational Education. Andrea Hope. The Long and Short of Distance Education: Trends and Issues from a Planetary Human Development Perspective. Jan Visser. Distance education Reappraised: Emerging Trends in Traditional Universities and Corporate Training Institutions. Francois Marchessou. What the World Needs Now: International Research on Distance Education. Deborah LaPointe. Part II: Interviews with International Leaders in Distance Education. Defining "Trends" and "Issues" in Distance Education: An Interview with Don Ely. Lya Visser and Kristen Gagnon. A Career in International Distance Education: An Interview with Barbara Spronk Michael Simonson and Margaret Crawford. University-wide Distance Education Implementation: An Interview with Robert Morgan. Ray J. Amirault and Jeffery Sievert. Personal Perspectives on Trends and Issues in Distance Education: An Interview with Otto Peters. Lya Visser and Meira van der Spa. Part III: National and Regional Case Studies in Distance Education. Open and Distance Learning for Developing Countries: Is the Cup Half Full or is it Still Half Empty? Tony Dodds. The Promise of M-learning for Distance Education in South Africa and Other Developing Nations. Lya Visser and Paul West. British Distance Education: A Proud Tradition. Steve Wheeler. Distance Education in Turkey: Experiences and Issues. Ugur Demiray. Supporting Distance Learning in Brazil: Applications of a Multimedia Digital Library. Fredric Michael Litto. Open and Distance Learning Enhanced through ICTs: A Toy for Africa's Elite or an Essential Tool for Sustainable Development? Bob Day. The role of Distance Education in Turkish Women's Education. Emine Demiray and Sensu Curabay. "Thank You for not Forgetting Us": A Reflection on the Trials, Tribulations, and Take-off of Distance Education in Mozambique. Muriel Visser-Valfrey, Jan Visser, and Miguel Buendia. Part IV: Design and Development Trends for International Distance Education. Learning Management Systems (LMS') for Web-based Distance Education: An International Review. Wei-yuan Zhang and Lixun Wang. Trends in Distance Education Technologies from an International Vantage Point. Michael Simonson. Dynamism and Evolution in Student Support and Instruction in Distance Education: Implications for International Distance Education. Yusra Laila Visser. Author Profiles.
Series: Perspectives in Instructional Technology & Distance Education
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 13th September 2005
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.46