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Soares, Louis; Eaton, Judith S.; Smith, Burck – EDUCAUSE Review, 2013
The Internet enables new models. In the commercial world, for example, we have eBay,, and Netflix. These new models operate with a different set of rules than do traditional models. New models are emerging in higher education as well--for example, competency-based programs. In addition, courses that are being provided from outside the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Educational Policy, State Policy
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Latchem, Colin – Distance Education, 2012
This article presents an interview with Sir John Daniel outgoing President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning. Sir John Daniel's term as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) ended on May 31, 2012. Readers of "Distance Education" will know of Sir John's work at the Tele-universite (Directeur des…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Presidents
Field, John – Adults Learning, 2012
Adult learning has benefited from the visibility and profile of lifelong learning across a range of European policy areas. The overall profile of adult learning benefited enormously from the European Commission's decision to group all its education and training programmes together under the brand of the "Lifelong Learning Programme." The…
Descriptors: Profiles, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
Simsek, Ali – Online Submission, 2011
Tony Bates is a world-known expert on distance education. He has published extensively on both traditional and contemporary distance learning practices. Besides teaching courses and delivering seminars in the area of distance education, he has also provided consultancy with a number of institutions around the world. These include both formal and…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
Ravenhall, Mark – Adults Learning, 2011
During the affluent noughties it was sometimes said of government that it had "more visions than Mystic Meg and more pilots than British Airways". In 2011, the pilots, the pathfinders, the new initiatives are largely gone--implementation is the name of the game--but the visions remain. The latest one, as it affects adult learners, is in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Educational Objectives
Blacke, Fiona – Adults Learning, 2010
As Chief Executive of the National Youth Agency, the author was asked to give her perspective on the lifelong learning prospects for young people. She believes that one's capacity to be a learner and to learn, at whatever stage of life, is directly influenced by every other aspect of one's life, from one's attitudes to one's income. As a young…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Young Adults, Youth Agencies, Reflection
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Weyer, Frederique – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Non-formal education (NFE) is now considered as playing a critical role in the achievement of the objective of Education for All, by reaching the learning needs of youth and adults who do not have access to formal education, increasing their employment opportunities and therefore contributing to poverty alleviation. Yet there is still insufficient…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities, Out of School Youth
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Borthwick, Arlene; Hansen, Randall; Gray, Lucy; Ziemann, Irina – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2008
The editorial by Bull et al. (2008) on connections between informal and formal learning made explicit one element of solving what Koehler and Mishra (2008) termed a "wicked problem." This wicked (complex, ill-structured) problem involves working with teachers for effective integration of technology in support of student learning. The…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Conventional Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
Butler, Norman L.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this brief note is to compare non-formal education in Poland and Canada in terms of accessibility, and it is motivated by the fact that learning is a lifelong process because of rapid advances in technology. The theoretical framework for this commentary is supplied by the general idea that non-formal learning provides a social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Comparative Education, Access to Education
Han, Soonghee – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2007
This article revisits and reinterprets my previous paper. It is a snapshot of the lifelong learning system building in selected Asian countries, reflected in the mirror of the Asian Financial Crisis in the 1997s and the aftermath of that event. I reconsidered the arguments (1) the economic recession had delivered a global dimension of lifelong…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Asian Studies, Review (Reexamination)
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van der Veen, Ruud – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
Societal changes in late modernity influenced what persons should learn and also influenced how education should change to support these new learning requirements. Particularly, the increasing instrumentalization of our society requires more autonomous and reflective learners. On the one hand this article describes three specific examples of such…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Social Change, Nonformal Education, Adult Education
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Billett, Stephen – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2006
This paper advances some bases for a workplace curriculum. These are premised on conceptions of curriculum as intents directed to individual's progression towards full and effective workplace performance, yet whose enactment is shaped by workplace factors and is ultimately experienced by workers as learners. So whether the intentions will be…
Descriptors: Job Performance, Curriculum Development, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education
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Knight, Peter; Tait, Jo; Yorke, Mantz – Studies in Higher Education, 2006
Educational professional development is a global concern. It is often characterised by event-delivery methods, though there are signs that other approaches are gaining favour. The authors stress the significance of non-formal learning, and the ways in which it can be promoted and enhanced within the activity systems within which teachers in higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Education, Higher Education, Faculty Development
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Ulbricht, J. – Art Education, 2005
Today educators may feel the need to contemplate community-based education when (1) well intentioned citizens try to figure out what they can do to support or reform school art programs; (2) arts administrators seek to advance their enrollment figures; (3) citizens try to eliminate art education from school curriculums; (4) teachers try to figure…
Descriptors: Art Education, Community Education, Nonformal Education, Outreach Programs
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Meyers, Ronald B. – Environmental Education Research, 2005
A critical review of the epistemological foundations of free-choice learning (FCL) theory was undertaken to evaluate how this theory treats knowledge, whatever importance we might attach to it. It is argued here that free-choice learning has great promise yet would benefit from theoretical adjustments that modify Vygotsky's learning theory by…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Learning Theories, Epistemology, Informal Education
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