Basic Education at a Distance

Basic Education at a Distance

This book answers the key questions to these issues and assesses the impact and effect of the experience of basic education at a distance all over the world and in a wide variety of forms.

Author: Jo Bradley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134558001

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Open and distance learning has been used in many ways in the recent past to provide both primary education and adult education. The Commonwealth of Learning works with governments, schools and universities with the aim of strengthening the capacities of Commonwealth member countries in developing human resources required for their economic and social development. Many existing policy documents link distance education with new information and communication technologies, portraying them as a promising universal access and exponential growth of learning. This book answers the key questions to these issues and assesses the impact and effect of the experience of basic education at a distance all over the world and in a wide variety of forms. This is the first major overview of this topic for twenty years.
Categories: Education

Basic Education at a Distance

Basic Education at a Distance

World Review of Distance Education and Open Learning: Volume 2 Jo Bradley, Chris Yates ... education and open learning: Volume 2 Edited by Chris Yates and Jo Bradley Editorial advisory group: Maureen O'Neil President, International ...

Author: Jo Bradley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134558018

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Open and distance learning has been used in many ways in the recent past to provide both primary education and adult education. The Commonwealth of Learning works with governments, schools and universities with the aim of strengthening the capacities of Commonwealth member countries in developing human resources required for their economic and social development. Many existing policy documents link distance education with new information and communication technologies, portraying them as a promising universal access and exponential growth of learning. This book answers the key questions to these issues and assesses the impact and effect of the experience of basic education at a distance all over the world and in a wide variety of forms. This is the first major overview of this topic for twenty years.
Categories: Education

Vocational Education and Training Through Open and Distance Learning

Vocational Education and Training Through Open and Distance Learning

Higher Education through Open and Distance Learning World review of distance education and open learning: Volume 1 Edited by Keith Harry Basic Education at a Distance World review of distance education and open learning: Volume 2 Edited ...

Author: Louise Moran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134283057

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Conventional apprenticeships and older methods of professional training are not providing enough skilled workers - governments, companies and colleges are now using open and distance learning to fill these gaps. Published in association with the Commonwealth of Learning, this unique review provides detailed analysis of worldwide experiences of vocational training and distance education. It looks at recent policy and practice at different levels - from transnational programmes and national policies to institutional and programme models. Offering guidance on how distance education and new technologies are being used to support vocational education and training, this book will help senior institutional managers and policy makers to understand and appreciate: * the role distance education can play in increasing skills levels in young people and the existing workforce * the challenges in using educational technologies, and distance education to deliver vocational education and training * how to devise effective policies to meet these challenges.
Categories: Education

Strategies for Sustainable Open and Distance Learning

Strategies for Sustainable Open and Distance Learning

World Review of Distance Education and Open Learning: Andrea Hope, Patrick Guiton ... distance education and open learning: Volume 2 Edited by Chris Yates and Jo Bradley Teacher Education through Open and Distance Learning World review ...

Author: Andrea Hope

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134282982

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Adaptability and the ability to handle rapid and ongoing change are essential for successfully managing any modern educational enterprise, and open and distance learning is no exception. In an often over-looked field, this volume examines the nature of sustainability in open and distance learning using case material from a wide range of current educational contexts worldwide. The books themes include: reflection and analysis of the management of change collaboration staff development quality assurance and funding in an increasingly globalized environment. This book also reassesses the core processes involved in course development, delivery, and student support, in a world that is both linked and divided by access to the latest technologies. In a rapidly changing world, this book shows how the path from policy to sustainable practice is rarely easy. However, through consistent attention and commitment to meeting the needs of learners, sustainability can be achieved.
Categories: Education

The Open Classroom

The Open Classroom

... European Distance Education Network Secretariat, Budapest Harry, K and Khan, A (2000) The use of technologies in basic education, in World Review of Distance Education and Open Learning, Volume 2, ed C Yates and J Bradley, ...

Author: Jo Bradley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135792558

Category: Education

Page: 192

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The 'e-revolution' that has swept the higher and further education sector over the last decade is now starting to make a real impact in school level teaching and learning around the world. There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for open and distance learning solutions for schools, not only in terms of improving access (for example, for the children of travellers, or for those in geographically remote areas) but also in terms of improving pedagogy for more 'conventional' teaching, by offering teachers, parents and pupils greater support and access to learning materials and resources. This ground-breaking book, with contributions from around the world including the UK, US, New Zealand, Canada and India, looks at the key areas of development in this new field, provides best practice examples and inspiring case studies and will increase the awareness of the opportunities and challenges in this potentially huge field.
Categories: Education

Policy for Open and Distance Learning

Policy for Open and Distance Learning

World review of distance education and open learning A Commonwealth of Learning series Series editor : Hilary ... Volume 2 Edited by Chris Yates and Jo Bradley Teacher Education through Open and Distance Learning World review of ...

Author: H. D. Perraton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415263069

Category: Education

Page: 267

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This book considers the questions that planners and policy makers in open and distance learning need to address at any level of education.
Categories: Education

Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning

Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning

A Commonwealth of Learning series Series editor: Hilary Perraton Higher Education through Open and Distance Learning World review of distance education and open learning: Volume 1 Edited by Keith Harry Basic Education at a Distance ...

Author: Bernadette Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134202065

Category: Education

Page: 272

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How can open and distance learning and information and communications technology (ICT) provide us with more - and better - teachers? Open and distance learning is increasingly used in teacher education in developing and developed countries. It has the potential to strengthen and expand the teaching profession of the twenty-first century and to help achieve the target of education for all by 2015. Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning examines the case for using open and distance learning and ICT to train our educators. It describes and analyses the ways in which these methods and technologies are used for: *initial teacher training and continuing professional development *training principals and school managers *training those who provide non-formal adult and community education *communities of practice and sharing of knowledge and ideas within the teaching profession It also discusses the policy-making, management, technology, costing, evaluation and quality assurance aspects of this work. The contributors are outstanding practitioners in the field. The first review in over a decade, Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning draws on wide-ranging and international experience to summarise the strengths and weaknesses of new approaches to the education of teachers. It offers invaluable guidance to policymakers, planners, headteachers and teachers.
Categories: Education

Economics of Distance and Online Learning

Economics of Distance and Online Learning

In J. Bradley & C. Yates (Eds.), Basic education at a distance: World review of distance education and open learning (Vol. 2., pp. 87–109). London: RoutledgeFalmer, and Vancouver: Commonwealth of Learning. Durán, J. (2001).

Author: William J. Bramble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135892104

Category: Education

Page: 312

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the organizational models of distance and online learning from an international perspective and from the point of view of economic planning, costing and management decision-making. The book points to directions for the further research and development in this area, and will promote further understanding and critical reflection on the part of administrators, practitioners and researchers of distance education. The experiences and perspectives in distance education in the US are balanced with those in other areas of the world.
Categories: Education

International Handbook of Distance Education

International Handbook of Distance Education

Reusing Online Resources. A Sustainable Approach to E-Learning, London: Kogan Page. Orivel, F. (2000). Finance, costs and economics. In Basic Education at a Distance. World Review of Distance Education and Open Learning, Volume 2 (C.

Author: Terry Evans

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780080447179

Category: Education

Page: 796

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Distance education is arguably one of the major developments in education during the 20th Century. This title explores the array of distance education theories and practices as they have been shaped by the late-20th Century and then positions these in terms of the contemporary circumstances of the 21st Century.
Categories: Education

Using Edu Tainment for Distance Education in Community Work

Using Edu Tainment for Distance Education in Community Work

'The Power of Open and Distance Learning in Basic Education for Health and the Environment' in Chapter 11 of Basic Education at a Distance, World Review of Distance Education and Open Learning, Vol. 2, p. 192. Routledge Farmer.

Author: Esta de Fossard

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132100119

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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It has long been known that carefully constructed programs delivered through the media, such as radio, television and, more recently, Internet can have a profound effect on social development and behavior. There is, however, increasing acknowledgment that media programming alone is not enough to sustain beneficial behavior change. There is a clear need for these Entertainment-Education programs to be reinforced by strong on-the-ground support from trained community workers. In remote areas of developing countries, this support must often be given through distance education. This book, which is the third in the series titled Communication for Behavior Change, provides guidelines on the preparation of distance education radio, TV and Internet programs, using the Edu-tainment format. This method of teaching provides clear, concise instruction set against an entertainment background that can attract and hold the attention of learners who frequently have no contact with a teacher or mentor. In this book, the author—a leading practitioner in the fields of both Edu-tainment and Entertainment-Education ( the format used for general public programming)—provides detailed instructions on creating distance education programs for community workers in developing countries. A special section, provided by a specialist in the field of Internet use, gives clear guidelines on IT application for distance education. The book is designed to help project managers, writers, producers, researchers, development planners, donors, NGOs and other organizations who want to make use of distance education programming for community workers. It provides clear guidelines on curriculum preparation, media selection, program format choice, script writing and review, program production, preparation of support books and participant guides and methods of audience feedback. The 6Ts of successful lesson preparation are explained along with demonstrations of how the 6Ts are used in various script samples.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines