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Trends and Issues in Distance Education : An International Perspective - Yusra Laila Visser

Trends and Issues in Distance Education

An International Perspective

By: Yusra Laila Visser (Editor), Lya Visser (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th September 2005
ISBN: 9781593112134
Number Of Pages: 328

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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.

Introduction
A survey of progressive and conservative trends in education with implications for distance education practicep. 3
Quality, accreditation and recognition : issues in the delivery of transnational educationp. 23
The long and short of distance education : trends and issues from a planetary human development perspectivep. 35
Distance education reappraised : emerging trends in traditional universities and corporate training institutionsp. 51
What the world needs now : international research on distance educationp. 67
Defining trends and issues in distance education : an interview with Don Elyp. 83
A career in international distance education : an interview with Barbara Spronkp. 91
University-wide distance education implementation : an interview with Robert Morganp. 97
Personal perspectives on trends and issues in distance education : an interview with Otto Petersp. 107
Open and distance learning for developing countries : is the cup half full or is it still half empty?p. 117
The promise of M-learning for distance education in South Africa and other developing nationsp. 131
British distance education : a proud traditionp. 137
Distance education in Turkey : experiences and issuesp. 163
Supporting distance learning in Brazil : applications of a multimedia digital libraryp. 171
Open and distance learning enhanced through ICTs : a toy for Africa's elite or an essential tool for sustainable development?p. 183
The role of distance education in Turkish women's educationp. 205
"Thank you for (not) forgetting us" : a reflection on the trials, tribulations, and take-off of distance education in Mozambiquep. 217
Learning management systems (LMS) for Web-based distance education : an international reviewp. 245
Trends in distance education technologies from an international vantage pointp. 261
Dynamism and evolution in student support and instruction in distance education : implications for international distance educationp. 287
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ISBN: 9781593112134
ISBN-10: 1593112130
Series: Perspectives in Instructional Technology & Distance Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 13th September 2005
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.64

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