Opening Education: Policies and Practices from Open and Distance Education [NOOK Book]

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We live in a society with ever-changing needs and expectations. Education practitioners and policy makers need therefore to face the challenges of new economic, social and technological conditions in their work.
There is a global concern to develop forms of education and training which are open to the demands of needs of learners, and which are accessible at times and places suitable to those learners. Governments, institutions and ...
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Opening Education: Policies and Practices from Open and Distance Education

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Overview

We live in a society with ever-changing needs and expectations. Education practitioners and policy makers need therefore to face the challenges of new economic, social and technological conditions in their work.
There is a global concern to develop forms of education and training which are open to the demands of needs of learners, and which are accessible at times and places suitable to those learners. Governments, institutions and practitioners are developing and implementing policies which reflect these trends.
The overall theme of this book is the relationship between government and organizational policies and the work of practitioners in open and distance learning. The book does this by exploring a selection of international examples.
The authors, many of them recognized experts, write from a wide range of international and organizational perspectives. Each one draws on significant experience within his or her field.
Terry Evans is Head of the Graduate School of Education at Deakin University. He was the foundation director of the Master of Distance Education course there and has extensive experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Daryl Nation is Deputy Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monash University. He is Associate Professor in the School and divides his time between policy development, research and teaching.
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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Foreword
1 Opening education: global lines, local connections 1
2 The revolution in electronic technology and the modern university: the convergence of means 7
3 Policy implications for distance education in the European information society 21
4 Distance education in Mongolia's political and economic transition 33
5 The implications of home-based education effectiveness research for opening schooling 48
6 Canadian policy and practice in open and distance schooling 63
7 Reforming distance education through economic rationalism: a critical analysis of reforms to Australian higher education 77
8 To wish and to will: reflections on policy formation and implementation in Australian distance education 90
9 Translating open university policies into practice in India 103
10 Policy and practices in open and distance education in Hong Kong 117
11 Total Quality Management: policy implications for distance education 132
12 Open learning, closing minds 147
13 Educational futures: globalisation, educational technology and lifelong learning 162
References 177
Index 190
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