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Post-secondary educational institutions are under increasing pressure for change. Some governments want institutions to produce increased numbers of science and technology graduates for the knowledge management economy. Potential students are anxious to obtain postsecondary education in a world where credentials are considered the initial step to career success. Some pressure is for flexibility as well as access, as students find themselves unable to afford full-time school and meet additional family or professional commitments. The pressures from the corporate world are to do more with less, and to indicate increasing effectiveness and efficiency through benchmarking, performance indicators and outcome measures. Employers would like more continuing professional education opportunities for their employees, to keep their knowledge current. Educators would like to see post-secondary institutions adopt more contemporary models based on the premise of active, social and experiential learning, while those in distance education institutions recognise the need to provide feedback to students and to enhance teacher-student interactivity. Underlying all these is the expectation that information technology (IT), while the source of many of these pressures, holds the answer
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Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)During the past century, rapid development of an information society and growth in the quantity of accessible information was given considerable momentum with the development of information and communication technologies ...
Lentell, Helen; Abrioux, Dominique A M X; Collinge, Joan; Haughey, Margaret; Keough, Erin; Kwan, Angela; Mead Richardson, Alison; Paul, Ross (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012-07)Helen Lentell, a Fellow in Distance Learning at the University of Leicester, UK and former COL staff member co-produced this video series with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) through conversations held in July 2012 at ...
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Supporting Community Learning with Digital Technologies and Knowledge for Societal Development: Open and Distance Learning to Educate Rural Farmers by Enhanced Blended Learning Management System through School ICT Laboratory in Malaysia Lee, Tan Luck (2010-11)Purpose – This research was attempted to examine the feasibility of open and distance learning on educating rural farmers in improving the quality of their knowledge and upgrading their livelihood through the school ICT ...
Randell, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)Records can tell stories about diverse groups of students that help institutions provide a continuously improving, quality learning experience. Sophisticated databases for student record management now make it possible to ...