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Alcorn, Brandon; Christensen, Gayle; Kapur, Devesh – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Demographic surges and economic growth have created an exploding demand for higher education in the Global South--a demand that low- and middle-income countries cannot realistically meet with traditional institutions alone. In India, the demand increasingly is being met by online education. Recently, MOOCs--with their potential to scale up rapidly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Online Courses, Professional Education
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2014
The "International Society for the Social Studies (ISSS) Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. The following papers are included in the 2014 proceedings: (1) Legal Profession in the Technological Era with Special Reference to Women Lawyers in…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Social Studies, Lawyers, Females
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Mitra, Sugata; Dangwal, Ritu – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
What and how much can children learn without subject teachers? In an attempt to find a limit to self organized learning, we explored the capacity of 10-14 year old Tamil-speaking children in a remote Indian village to learn basic molecular biology, initially on their own with a Hole-in-the-Wall public computer facility, and later with the help of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, State Schools, Private Schools
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Valk, John-Harmen; Rashid, Ahmed T.; Elder, Laurent – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
Despite improvements in educational indicators, such as enrolment, significant challenges remain with regard to the delivery of quality education in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote regions. In the attempt to find viable solutions to these challenges, much hope has been placed in new information and communication technologies…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2010
The "ISSS Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. (Individual papers contain references.) [For the 2009 proceedings, see ED504973.]
Descriptors: Social Studies, Proverbs, Social Justice, Global Approach
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Bawane, Jyoti; Spector, J. Michael – Distance Education, 2009
Online instructors need to take on a multi-dimensional role and to be an effective online educator they are required to possess a varied and wider range of competencies. Preparing teachers for online education involves preparing them for a wide variety of roles and developing related competencies. However, the extent of emphasis required to be…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Competency Based Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Role
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Mishra, Sanjaya – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
This article presents an overview of the e-learning in India. It describes the historical developments of e-learning and identifies major stakeholders and institutions that have initiated e-learning programs after the creation of the National Task Force on Information Technology and Software Development constituted by the Prime Minister of India…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology