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ERIC Number: ED149684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 33
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Excellence, Equality, and the Open University.
McIntosh, Naomi E.; Woodley, Alan
The Open University offers part-time courses for adults by means of a multimedia distance teaching system. By adopting an open admissions policy and offering undergraduate courses, it is aiming for excellence and equality on a cost-effective basis. The university does appear to have achieved a high academic standard, both in its courses and its pass rates. It is also very cheap when compared with conventional universities. However, despite some progress since 1971, the Open University is still far from being completely open. People with little education and those in manual occupations are still heavily underrepresented among the students. There are signs that the university in its present form may not be the best method for many of these people. The new media do work but great care will have to be taken in deciding where and how to use them. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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