Cultural and contextual issues in evaluation of transnational distance education

Ziguras, C 2008, 'Cultural and contextual issues in evaluation of transnational distance education' in T. Evans, M. Haughey and D. Murphy (ed.) International Handbook of Distance Education, Emerald, Bingley, UK, pp. 639-653.


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Title Cultural and contextual issues in evaluation of transnational distance education
Author(s) Ziguras, C
Year 2008
Title of book International Handbook of Distance Education
Publisher Emerald
Place of publication Bingley, UK
Editor(s) T. Evans
M. Haughey
D. Murphy
Start page 639
End page 653
Subjects Higher Education
Summary Distance education is arguably one of the major developments in education during the 20th Century. From schooling through to university education, distance education blossomed to facilitate frontier expansion in the New World, capacity-building in developing nations, access and equity provision in post-War societies and flexible professional development and workplace training for late-modernity. 'The International Handbook of Distance Education' explores the array of distance education theories and practices as they have been shaped by the late-20th Century and then positions these in terms of the contemporary circumstances of the 21st Century. The 'Handbook' is intended to be a comprehensive reference work for practitioners, researchers and administrators engaged in forms of distance education in private and public education, from schooling through undergraduate and postgraduate coursework to doctoral research programs.A critical thread runs throughout the 'Handbook' to provide the reader with stimulation to critique policy and practice with a view to being creative and responsive in their own policy development and educational work. It discusses lifelong and flexible learning environments.
Copyright notice © 2008 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Keyword(s) higher education
education policy
international trade
online education
ISBN 9780080447179
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