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Globalising education : trends and applications / Robin Mason

Main Author Mason, Robin Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Routledge, cop. 1998 Description 167 p. : il. ; 24 cm Series Routledge studies in distance education) ISBN 0-415-18688-9 CDU 37.01
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This highly topical book charts how the tools of technology are altering the ways in which education is being delivered and received. It looks at the huge impact of the World Wide Web on current educational practice and what this means for the students and teachers involved. It also covers the other new technologies that support the delivery of what is now truly global education.
Divided into three clear sections, Globalising Education adopts a systematic and thoroughly researched approach to this exciting topic. The three sections examine:
* how global education is actually delivered in practice
* case studies which investigate current developments and applications in the USA, Europe, the UK and Australia
* conclusions drawn from the general issues covered, as well as an overview of what is happening now and what we might expect to happen in the future.
This book looks at current developments in detail. It is essential reading for all those involved in education - whether as a teacher, student or interested onlooker.

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The title of this book is somewhat misleading: it is about the technology of global higher education. It offers an informative and useful overview of the trends relating to the delivery of higher education programs via the new technologies of the Internet and related communications innovations. Mason, of the educational technology department of the Open University in the UK, provides a general analysis of currents in distance education, discussing various media for delivering distance education, the role of students, the organization of distance education, and related topics. She also provides case studies of global education efforts, including the UK's Open University, the Global Executive MBA program of Duke University, and several others. Technology is a small element of what has come to be called "global education." [See Diaz et al., Global Perspectives for Education, CH Jul'99.] For a reader wishing to understand current thinking and technologies on this topic, Globalising Education is a good introduction. Upper-division undergraduates and above. P. G. Altbach Boston College

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