ERIC Number: EJ829865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Open and Distance Education in Russia: "Thoughts about Russian Distance Education from the American Perspective"
Educational Technology, v48 n6 p27-29 Nov-Dec 2008
The beginning of the 21st century is characterized by globalization--the integration of national economies and the development of technology and information technology--and by a new type of society--the knowledge-based society. Changes in society require changes in education, the mission of higher education institutions, and traditional ways of teaching. In this article, the author explores the implementation of open and distance education in Russia in the new economic and political environment. Historical background and a comparison of national policies and other characteristics of distance education in Russia and the United States are provided.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Global Approach, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Social Change, Postsecondary Education, Open Education, Politics of Education, Educational History, Educational Policy, Comparative Analysis, Government Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia; United States