Strategies for Sustainable Open and Distance Learning

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2005-12
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Hope, Andrea
Guiton, Patrick
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Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver
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Adaptability, and the capacity to handle rapid and ongoing change are prerequisites for successful management in any contemporary educational enterprise, and open and distance learning is no exception. This volume examines the nature of sustainability in open and distance learning in order to provide a guide to successful implementation. Case material from a range of contemporary educational contexts world-wide illustrates and informs reflection and analysis of the management of change, collaboration, staff development, quality assurance and funding in an increasingly globalised environment, and underpins a critical reappraisal of the core processes and systems of course development, delivery and student support in a world that is both linked and divided by access to the latest technologies. This book shows how, in a rapidly changing world, the path from policy to sustainable practice is rarely linear or smooth. Nevertheless, through consistent attention and commitment to meeting the needs of the learners in their context, sustainability can be achieved. This item is not available to download but is available from Commonwealth of Learning's Information Resource Centre (IRC) library or to purchase from Commonwealth of Learning (see attached file for details).

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Open and Distance Learning (ODL),Education Management,Education Policies
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