Open and Flexible Learning in Vocational Education and Training

Author: Calder, Judith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135365334
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This text reviews the strategies adopted in a range of behaviourist approaches to the setting and realization of standards - identifying the background from which they emerged and ways in which they might be further developed.

Vocational Education and Training Through Open and Distance Learning

Author: Louise Moran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134283059
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Open and Distance Learning

Author: Stephen Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135374228
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This contributed volume reviews the lessons that may be learned from trying to integrate distance learning strategies with face-to-face teaching methods. It contains practical examples from education, commerce and industry.

The Virtual University

Author: Steve Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135368414
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A discussion of the increased accessibility to the Internet and how this has lead to a variety of resources being used for learning. Case studies and examples show the benefits of using the Internet as part of resource-based learning.

The Design and Production of Self instructional Materials

Author: Fred Lockwood
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780749414559
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Topics covered include: distinctive features of self-instructional material; differences between textbooks and self instructional materials; differences between open, distance and flexible learning, resources and constraints; target audience, alternative methods of material production; assembling a course proposal; advance organizers; student learning activities and learner workload and readability.

Vocational Education at a Distance

Author: Oliveira, Joao
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135350213
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Drawing on case studies, this volume highlights the common problems encountered by educators who must provide vocational training at a distance from their pupils. The contributors discuss the impact of modern technology on education and consider the future role of distance education methods.

Mobile Learning

Author: John Traxler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134247559
Format: PDF, ePub
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Emphasising the issues of usability, accessibility, evaluation and effectiveness and illustrated by case studies drawn from contemporary projects from around the world, this book considers: the fundamentals of mobile technologies and devices the educational foundations of modern networked learning the issues that underpin mobile learning and make it accessible for all users the challenges of making mobile learning a substantial and sustainable component in colleges, universities and corporations implications and issues for the future. Mobile Learning provides useful, authoritative and comprehensive guidance for professionals in higher and further education and trainers in the business sector who want to find out about the opportunities offered by new technologies to deliver, support and enhance teaching, learning and training.

Open and Distance Learning Initiatives for Sustainable Development

Author: Pandey, Umesh Chandra
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522526226
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Education plays a vital role in the positive development of communities at both a local and global level. By becoming more informed, citizens can make better contributions to society. Open and Distance Learning Initiatives for Sustainable Development is a critical reference source for emerging academic perspectives on the role of higher education programs in contemporary society. Including a range of pertinent topics such as mobile learning, environmental education, and community building, this book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, students, and professionals interested in the intersection between sustainable development and education.