Global Challenges and Perspectives in Blended and Distance Learning, 1st Edition

  • J. Willems
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  • ISBN-10: 1466639792
  • ISBN-13: 9781466639799
  • DDC: 371.35
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 345 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Even in higher education, the traditional perception of learning is a face to face environment; while distance education is typically thought of as its alternative. However, the continuous expansion of technology has altered this point of view as a more flexible option of education, not an alternative.Global Challenges and Perspectives in Blended and Distance Learning highlights the perspectives, challenges, and current practices within higher and distance education around the world. This reference source brings together a unique view of global research essential for academics, managers and leaders, researchers, and practitioners for a timely view of research themes in higher education and distance education.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Global Issues and Perspectives in Distance and Flexible Education.
2: Maximising Technology Usage in Research Synthesis of Higher Education Professional Development Research.
3: Equity in Distance Education.
4: Beyond the Boundaries: The Future for Borderless Higher Education.
5: Transnational Distance Education: Cultural and Quality Considerations.
6: Distance Education Quality Assurance in Ghana.
7: Case Studies of Global Responses to Distance and Flexible Education.
8: Open Universities Australia: The Evolution of Open Access and Online Education Opportunities.
9: Managing Project–Based Workplace Learning at a Distance: University–Health Service Partnership in a Master's Program.
10: Southern Skies Distance Education Academic Exchange Project: Building a Community of Practice.
11: Cooperation between a Distance Teaching University and an On–Campus University: The Creation of a Dual–Mode University.
12: eCampusAlberta: A Story of Strategic Partnership and Collaboration Success in Distance Education.
13: Distance Learning: The “Risk Mitigation” Case for Independent Governmental Performance Measures in New Zealand.
14: Pre–Service Teacher Education for the Management of Actual and Virtual Classes.
15: Capacity Development.
16: Supporting Teachers in Optimizing Technologies for Open Learning.
17: Community of Practice or Networked Learning: A Matter of Design.
18: Shifting Mindsets Within: Self–Study of Professional Learning.
19: The Casual Academic in University Distance Education: From Isolation to Integration – A Prescription for Change.
20: An Associate Dean's Community of Practice: Rising to the Leadership Challenges of Engaging Distance Students using Blended Models of Learning and Teaching.
21: The Problem of Analysis of the Temporal Dimension in E–Learning Research.
22: Applying STREAMS to the Management of Organizational Change in Distance Education.
23: A Whole of University Approach to Embedding Graduate Attributes: A Reflection.
24: Epilogue: Directions for Future Research.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.