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ERIC Number: EJ794062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
The Emergence and Development of Distance Education
Karpenko, Mikhail Pertrovich
Russian Education and Society, v50 n3 p45-56 Mar 2008
The author discusses the development and future of distance education, defined as "an effective technology for providing a whole complex of good-quality educational services," in Russia, viewing such education as fundamental in the modernization of education in today's Russia. Studies are cited to demonstrate that it is possible to provide a good-quality education in Russia by information and communication technologies (ICT). However, the development of distance education is held back by several factors: there are shortcomings in the legislative and normative base; issues of didactics based on the new technologies have not been adequately worked through in terms of psychology and pedagogy; the training of pedagogical cadres in the use of ICT is lagging; there are insufficient up-to-date knowledge bases; and information networks are not adequately developed. For a county encompassing vast territories with greatly varying population densities, the social consequences of a firmly established system of distance education are not fully understood. The author discusses the benefits of and challenges facing establishment of equable nation-wide distance education practices and programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia