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ERIC Number: ED502078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-1
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Distance Education in the Age of Globalization: An Overwhelming Desire towards Blended Learning
Sethy, Satya Sundar
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education--TOJDE v9 n3 p29-44 Jul 2008
The aim of this paper is to discuss the nature and status of distance education in the age of globalization, i.e. how best it fits for the present educational scenario. In this connection, we will discuss how Blended Learning (hence after, BL) is one among the other learning strategies mostly helpful for the learners. Keeping this view in mind, this paper is divided into three sections. The first section aims to discuss the nature of distance education in the age of globalization. The second section devotes a discussion on why we need blended learning in ODL [Open and Distance Learning] system and in which way it plays a vital role for maximizing the benefit of the learners, tutors, and the institutions. The third section explains the pros and cons of blended learning to evaluate how successfully it can be implemented in the ODL system. The paper concludes with an established view that blended learning is a globalized approach to the distance education. (Contains 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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