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ERIC Number: EJ923805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0158-7919
A Giant Structure
Baggaley, Jon
Distance Education, v32 n1 p135-141 2011
The term Tower of Babel has become synonymous with projects that have grand designs but end in confusion. So named in the Bible, the Tower is described in the Qur'an and in Judaic texts also, under different names. Its reputed purpose was to unify the nations of the earth with a common language. The Tower fell, however, and those who collaborated in its construction were scattered, their languages divided. The analogy has frequently been drawn between the Tower of Babel and the Internet. This reflection considers whether this analogy is justified within the context of contemporary distance education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A