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Higher education through open and distance learning / ed. by Keith Harry

Secondary Author Harry, Keith Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Routledge, 1999 Description XIX, 307 p. ; 24 cm Series World review of distance education and open learning , 1) ISBN 0-415-19792-9 CDU 378 37.018.43
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Monografia Biblioteca da UMinho no Campus de Azurém
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Published in association with the Commonwealth of Learning

Open and distance learning has expanded dramatically in recent years across the world, across the spectrum of subject areas, and across educational levels. This book takes a detailed look at the state of the art of open and distance learning in higher education, and presents a fascinating picture of a world and its educational culture in transition.
This edited collection contains authoritative analyses of key issues together with current accounts of practice in each region of the world. It includes
*open and distance learning in relation to internationalisation, lifelong learning and flexible learning
*costs of distance education
*the impact of telecommunications
*applications of open and distance learning in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
It draws together experts in the field from all over the world, and has a truly international perspective on the phenomenon of open and distance learning. Its unparalleled breadth of coverage makes it an indispensable work of reference for experts and newcomers alike.

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In the US private universities are largely the creation of religious groups and public universities are largely the result of the Morrill Act. Developing nations that are part of the former British Empire have neither the driving visionaries nor the national resources to replicate US higher education. The Commonwealth of Learning, a creation of 49 former British colonies, is committed to delivering more higher education to more people at costs they can afford. Unfortunately, "it is amazing how little is known about the nature, practices, successes, failures, relevance and effectiveness of training and education delivered using distance education." This volume, the first of a series targeted to "community developers, politicians, policy makers, and international development agencies," addresses access, quality, and the cost of distance education efforts in many developing countries. Chapter authors are educational leaders in their countries. The collection is put together by the International Research Foundation for Open Learning. The weakness of this volume is that it is primarily descriptive and lacks information about distance education in the US. State agencies responsible for higher education and a few research university libraries will want this volume in their collections. G. L. Findlen; Western Wisconsin Technical College

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