ERIC Number: ED381684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Training in the European Union. ZIFF Papiere 96.
A study examined distance training in the European Union (EU) countries. First, recent literature on the following topics was reviewed: technology-supported learning, flexible and distance learning, development of open distance learning, and teleconferencing and distance learning. Next, enrollments and trends in distance learning in the EU as a whole and in each of the 12 EU countries were examined. The study found that France, Spain, and the Netherlands led the EU countries in distance training enrollments. Provision of distance training was also extensive in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Participation in distance training was not extensive in Ireland, Italy, or Portugal, where fewer than 5,000 individuals enroll in distance training annually. Greece was developing a new distance training system. As of 1993, the average level of student fees for distance training in the EU was 100-1,000 European currency units (Ecus). Only the government program in Wallonia was tuition free. Distance training has proved to be a massive EU resource, with nearly 2.25 million EU citizens involved in it annually. It was estimated that the global fee income paid by EU citizens to government or private distance training institutions annually is more than 1.417 million European currency units. (Contains 24 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fern Univ., Hagen (Germany). Inst. for Research into Distance Education.