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ERIC Number: EJ852065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Broadband: A Solution for Rural E-Learning?
Mason, Robin; Rennie, Frank
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v5 n1 Apr 2004
Rural and remote learners are disadvantaged even with online provision due to poor connections. Broadband offers a potential solution. This paper looks at the initial results of a project to install broadband services in the Western Isles of Scotland. It focuses on the educational potential of broadband and the design implications for online courses. It also considers more informal kinds of learning that broadband facilitates in rural areas. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Finland; United Kingdom (Scotland); United States