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Berman, Sally D. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2008
This report provides an update about innovative uses of information and communication technology (ICT) for distance education and training in South Asia. Particular focus is given to ICT initiatives in India, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan, at university level, and in non-formal interventions. Lessons learned from these countries are of value to any…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Living Standards, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
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Baggaley, Jon; Batpurev, Batchuluun – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2007
Two studies are reported, comparing the browser loading times of webpages created using common Web development techniques. The loading speeds were estimated in 12 Asian countries by members of the "PANdora" network, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to conduct collaborative research in the development of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Time, Surveys, Distance Education
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Baggaley, Jon; Batpurev, Batchuluun; Klaas, Jim – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2007
In the previous report in this series, Web browser loading times were measured in 12 Asian countries, and were found to be up to four times slower than commonly prescribed as acceptable. Failure of webpages to load at all was frequent. The current follow-up study compares these loading times with the complexity of the Internet routes linking the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Software