Expanding Horizons in Open and Distance Learning

1st Edition

Jennifer Roberts, Mutuota Kigotho, Adrian Stagg

Routledge
Published June 18, 2019
Reference - 140 Pages
ISBN 9780367263645 - CAT# 312917

USD$155.00

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Summary

This book brings together a collection of articles that were presented at the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) conference in February 2017. The authors share the common agenda of creating meaningful research in the field of distance education.

Distinct themes in educational research including open, distance, and flexible education emerged from the conference and this collection addresses each of these themes. The themes explored include: teaching and learning playing an integral role in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) research; ways in which technology is used in the teaching of science subjects; how technology is applied in everyday lives, specifically in the areas of transport, accommodation, and in ordering food; the important and often neglected area of research related to staff development and competencies; research regarding Open Educational Practices (OEP); and the importance of distance education in developing countries, where online interaction is often a challenge – largely because of the lack of stable internet connectivity.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Distance Education.

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