The Development of Virtual Education: A Global Perspective

col.region Caribbean and Americas en_US
col.region Europe en_US
col.region Africa en_US
col.region Asia en_US
col.region Pacific en_US
dc.contributor.editor Farrell, Glen M
dc.coverage.placeName India en_US
dc.coverage.placeName New Zealand en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Australia en_US
dc.coverage.placeName South Africa en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Peru en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Columbia en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Venezuela en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Cuba en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Argentina en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Mexico en_US
dc.coverage.placeName US en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Canada en_US 2014-12-09T09:39:27Z 2014-12-09T09:39:27Z 1999
dc.description.abstract The term "virtual education" is something that is heard with increasing frequency now as the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) becomes ever more present in the conduct of open and distance education. To examine the degree to which the "virtual institution" has really arrived, The Commonwealth of Learning, with funding from the British Department for International Development, commissioned an international group of experts to look at this phenomenon and provide a snapshot report. While it is clear that the application of ICTs to the practice of open and distance learning is growing rapidly, the study team determined that the concept of truly virtual education is still more rhetorical than real. The report provides a detailed look at the differences in this development around the world through a series of regionally-based papers and concludes with a number of suggestions for policy makers and education leaders regarding the development of models for virtual learning en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 1895369746
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.subject Virtual Education en_US
dc.subject Virtual Universities en_US
dc.title The Development of Virtual Education: A Global Perspective en_US
dc.type Book en_US
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