Lifelong Learning & Distance Higher Education
As globalisation advances, education is increasingly crossing borders - national, regional, sectoral and institutional. At the same time, educational systems are having to respond to other profound changes, such as the knowledge explosion, the changing interaction between the public and private spheres, and the increasingly rapid development of information and communication technology (ICT). The present volume deals with distance higher education systems - especially those designed for lifelong learners - in the context of these changes, emphasising the need for international co-operation and for well thought-out policies in areas ranging from funding, appropriate use of ICTs and quality assurance. Aimed at planners, policy-makers and other stakeholders, the book is intended to be a practical tool for capacity-building and decision-making. // Series formerly called "Perspectives on Teacher Education." Renamed to "Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning."
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The State of Open Universities in the Commonwealth: A Perspective on Performance, Competition and Innovation Garrett, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-02)The goal of this report is to critically examine one of the marvels of modern higher education: specialist open and distance learning (ODL) universities. These institutions, such as The Open University (UKOU), Indira ...
Bose, Sutapa (2010-11)Revamping teacher education as a precondition for reforming school education is a leitmotif of many policy papers on educational reform. Yet the much criticised traditional practices continue to shackle teacher education. ...
Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-11-05)You have given me an interesting and challenging title: Global Perspectives on University Policies and Management for Distance Education. I shall stick closely to that title but keep it simple.// First, I shall attempt a ...
Balasubramanian, K; Lesperance, John; Mead Richardson, Alison; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-11-14)International Lifelong Learning Conference, “Transforming Nations through Enculturation of Lifelong Learning” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14-15 November 2011, Lifelong Learning in the Commonwealth: Issues and Challenges by Dr. ...
A Telescopic Assessment of Dual Mode Educational Delivery System in a Single Mode Institution: an African Perspective Braimoh, Dele (2010-11)Despite the myopic view and the temerity with which ODL institutions are treated, many African traditional higher institutions of learning are rapidly adopting dual delivery mode in all their programmes. Adopting the dual ...