The Convergence of Distance and Conventional Education: Patterns of Flexibility for the Individual Learner

The Convergence of Distance and Conventional Education: Patterns of Flexibility for the Individual Learner

by Roger Mills
     
 

ISBN-10: 041519427X

ISBN-13: 9780415194273

Pub. Date: 04/19/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Containing contemporary essays from Australia, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada, this volume analyses the changes arising from convergence--changes which are seen as having the potential to revolutionize the provision of education over the next thirty years. It

examines how various technologies have broken down clear distinctions between Open and Distance

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Containing contemporary essays from Australia, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada, this volume analyses the changes arising from convergence--changes which are seen as having the potential to revolutionize the provision of education over the next thirty years. It

examines how various technologies have broken down clear distinctions between Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and conventional education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415194273
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/19/1999
Series:
Studies in Distance Education
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1The convergence of distance and conventional education: patterns of flexibility for the individual learner1
2The efficacy and ethics of using digital multimedia for educational purposes5
3On access: towards opening the lifeworld within adult higher education systems17
4Introducing and supporting change towards more flexible teaching approaches39
5Becoming flexible: what does it mean?51
6Diversity, convergence and the evolution of student support in higher education in the UK71
7Convergence of student types: issues for distance education86
8Canaries in the mine? Women's experience and new learning technologies100
9A worthwhile education?110
10Notes from the margins: library experiences of postgraduate distance-learning students124
11The convergence of distance and conventional education: some implications for policy141
12From marginal to mainstream: critical issues in the adoption of information technologies for tertiary teaching and learning150
13Building tools for flexibility: designing interactive multimedia at the Open University of Hong Kong161
14A case study of convergence between conventional and distance education: using constructivism and postmodernism as a framework to unconverge the mind175
Index188

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