Category Archives: Distance education

Preparing for the Digital University: a review of Distance, Blended, and Online Learning

The articles presented in this report provide an overview of research literature in: • Distance education • Blended learning • Online learning • Credentialing • MOOC research • Future learning technology infrastructures It is our intent that these reports will … Continue reading

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Democratization and Cultural Resistance in South African Teacher Education

The transformation of South African higher education has significantly altered the teacher education system resulting in an unintended decreased in the number of recruits into and graduates from teacher education programmes, as well as acute teacher shortages in subject areas … Continue reading

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Transforming Asia through Open and Distance Learning

The state of Penang is an example of successful transformation in Asia based on strengthening the rule of law. Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is an important vehicle for the education that can underpin this process by expanding the freedoms … Continue reading

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Learning Networks for Lifelong Learning – An Exploratory Survey on Distance Learners’ preferences

Read Distance learners have fewer face to face contact opportunities with staff and peers than learners in regular settings. A Learning Network might facilitate social interaction and knowledge sharing for these learners thereby helping them to overcome isolation and dropout. … Continue reading

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