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ERIC Number: EJ849643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Some Interfaces in Conventional and Distance Education Programmes in a Postmodern Context
Aluko, F. R.; Fraser, W. J.; Hendrikz, J.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v22 n3 p484-497 2008
This article emanates from a comparative study of the quality of a B.Ed. (Hons) programme in contact and distance contexts in a dual-mode institution, in terms of access, delivery and output. Both versions of the programme are guided by a similar underpinning philosophy that drives its ethos. Even though it appears that there may be no prominent discrepancies between the two modes of training delivery, institutions that decide to venture into rural areas are faced with challenges that have to be sorted out if the quality of a given distance education programme is to be enhanced. Also, there is the need for institutions to distinguish between academe that are interested in distance education and those that are not in order to improve on their research status. Finally, suggestions are proffered on how institutions in an African setting can improve the quality of their programmes. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa