Using Communications Media in Open and Flexible Learning

Author: Mason, Robin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136351914
Format: PDF
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An introduction to three types of interactive media - computer conferencing, audiographics and video conferencing - which explains how each type can be used in the open learning environment. It describes attributes and limitations, analyzing appropriate applications through case studies.

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.

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.

Global Education

Author: Jon Baggaley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136730532
Format: PDF
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To provide the most effective, relevant distance education, Global Education urges an examination of the full range of literature and historic development behind technology-based education and communication studies.

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 Today

Author: Fred Lockwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136165371
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The book presents a comprehensive account of research and development activities in open, ditance and flexible learning from acknowledged experts from around the world. The use of open, distance and flexible learning materials is expanding dramatically, not just in schools, further and higher education but also in industry, commerce and the social services. Most higher education institutions now have an open learning unit or educational development centre, and major organisations such as british Steel, National Westminster Bank, Leeds Building Society, Rover Cars and the Inland Revenue have formed units to develop teaching and training materials. Internationally, growth is even more impressive, with new open universities planned for Singapore, Bangladesh, South Africa and india, whist those in Malaysia, Thailand and Australia continue to expand. But current and future practice must be based on research evidence rather than intuition. With contributions from all the leading names in this field, this book will be a key sourcbook for teachers, trainers and students.

Education for Knowledge Era

Author: V C Kulandai Swamy
Publisher:
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This generated pressure on the higher education system. Fortunately, the developments in the art and science of communication and its application to classroom instruction came in and ushered in the distance education as a viable mode to cater to large numbers. The ivory towers have been thrown open and education has changed from craft to technology. The transaction of educational curriculum using technology marked the inauguration of New Era in education, which essentially constitutes the third stage of development in education. The emergence of knowledge as a resource - that is renewable and can compensate for the absence or inadequacy of any natural resource - stands out as the event of the twentieth century. The use of tools such as computers, CD-ROMs, E-mail and Internet has now enabled offering of flexible learning, which is learner-centric. In these years of rapid changes, focus has shifted to the information highway.

Development Problems and Prospects in Pacific Islands States

Author: Biman C. Prasad
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
ISBN: 9781600217937
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Pacific Island countries are undergoing fundamental political and economic changes due to the process of globalisation. Many of them are struggling to come to grips with the global economic challenges of participating in a world of freer trade. Their smallness, distance from the major markets and vulnerability to natural disasters presents special challenges. Globalisation, however, also provides a window of opportunity for some of them to improve their economic growth performance through increasing exports, investment and technological advancement and labour mobility. This book deals with a number of important issues relevant for improving the economic growth performances of the Pacific Island countries. Good governance, developing appropriate and quality institutions to promote investment and exports are major challenges for most of them. In addition, the volume also provides case studies discussing the role of foreign aid, remittances and labour mobility, role of the agricultural sector, role of the informal sector, management of public finances, and the state of the public sector reform.