ERIC Number: ED331494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Occasional Papers in Distance Education: Number 11, Charles Sturt University.
Roberts, David, Ed.; Meacham, David, Ed.
The four papers in this collection focus on distance education and open education. In the first paper, "The Open Learning Institute," D. W. Roberts cites the original recommendation that Charles Sturt University establish a new division to be known as the Open Learning Institute, and presents a definition of the concept. In the second paper, "Open Learning at Charles Sturt University," R. Johnson discusses the rationale behind open learning and provides a detailed description of the Division of Open Learning, including its component parts, future activities, centralization, administrative structure, the officer in charge, and changes that might be made in the mainstream activities of the university to more fully realize the potential of open learning. In the third paper,"Applying Kember's Linear-Process Model to Distance Education at Charles Sturt University-Riverina," D. W. Roberts, B. J. Boyton, S. Buete, and D. M. Dawson report on a study of college dropouts which used the David Kember model of the distance education dropout phenomenon as a basis for a series of interviews with external students. In the last paper, "Australia's First Agricultural Degree (Technology) by Distance Education," A. M. Dunn describes the development and implementation of an associate diploma program in agriculture-farming using distance education methods and technology. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charles Sturt Univ.-Riverina, Wagga Wagga (Australia). Div. of External Studies.