ERIC Number: ED408915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Mega-Universities and Knowledge Media: Technology Strategies for Higher Education.
Daniel, John S
This book explores the essentials of distance education and reviews issues facing large open universities (mega-universities) worldwide. It uses examples from industry and the knowledge media, to show how technology-based learning can be made attractive both to students and to institutions. The book's eight chapters, including 10 figures and 5 tables, cover: "University Renewal for a New Millennium,""Challenges on Campus,""The Mega-Universities,""The Essentials of Distance Education,""Universities and Competitive Advantage,""Making Technology Attractive,""The Knowledge Media," and "Implementing a Technology Strategy." An appendix includes profiles of 11 mega-universities: The China TV University System; The Centre National d'Enseignement a Distance (France); The Indira Gandhi National Open University (India); Universitas Terbuka (Indonesia); Payame Noor University (Iran); The Korea National Open University; The University of South Africa; Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (Spain); Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (Thailand); Anadolu University (Turkey); and The Open University (United Kingdom). (The bibliography contains 225 entries.) (CH)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Electronic Classrooms, External Degree Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Technology, Mass Media Use, Nontraditional Education, Open Universities, Telecommunications, Telecourses
Stylus Publishing, Inc. 22883 Quicksilver Drive, Sterling, VA 20166-2012 ($39.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
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