ERIC Number: ED403867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Why the Information Highway? Lessons from Open & Distance Learning.
Roberts, Judith M., Ed.; Keough, Erin M., Ed.
Containing practical applications supported by pertinent theory and analysis, this book is designed for educators navigating the information highway. The 13 chapters are divided into three sections--emerging issues, case studies, and analysis--and are as follows: (1) "Distinctions in Distance: Is Distance Education an Obsolete Term?" (M. Haughey); (2) "Thinking Strategically: Reshaping the Face of Distance Education and Open Learning" (L. M. Pacey and W. P. Penney); (3) "Learners in the Workplace" (A. E. Stahmer); (4) "Distance Education and the Transformation of Elementary/Secondary Education" (N. C. McKinnon); (5) "Appropriating Learning Technologies: Aboriginal Learners, Needs, and Practices" (B. J. Spronk); (6) "Learners and Learner Services: The Key to the Future in Open Distance Learning" (J. E. Brindley); (7) "Virtual Realities or Fantasies? Technology and the Future of Distance Education" (R. H. Paul); (8) "The Francophones of Canada: A Global Network" (T. Lamy and P. R. Pelletier); (9) "A Collective Approach to Distance Education" (D. V. Paquette-Frenette and D. L. Larocque); (10) "The Role(s) of Technology in Minority Group Distance Learning" (N. A. Thomas and D. J. McDonell); (11) "Evaluation and Research Frontiers: What Do We Need to Know?" (J. M. Tobin); (12) "Situating Issues in an International Perspective" (I. Mugridge); and (13) "Policy Approach for Distance and Open Learning in the Information Age" (E. M. Keough and J. M. Roberts). Profiles of the contributors, and a glossary and index are provided. (AEF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, French Canadians, Global Approach, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Information Technology, Internet, Minority Groups, Open Education, Research Needs, Student Needs, Virtual Reality, Work Environment
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