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Mays, Tony John – Online Submission, 2011
This paper argues that the development of classroom practice is central to the purpose of the IPET (initial professional education and training) of teachers. Notwithstanding the growing use of ICTs (information and communication technologies), both in teacher development and school classrooms, the normative modeling of appropriate contact-based…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Education
Bhattacharjee, D. S. – Online Submission, 2011
Northeast India comprises of a cluster of eight states--Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. The region is usually stereotyped as underdeveloped. Geographically, the region is surrounded by international border with part of Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Prevalence of insurgency and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Sethy, Satya Sundar – Online Submission, 2008
The aim of this paper is to discuss the nature and status of distance education in the age of globalization, i.e. how best it fits for the present educational scenario. In this connection, we will discuss how Blended Learning (hence after, BL) is one among the other learning strategies mostly helpful for the learners. Keeping this view in mind,…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Global Approach, Distance Education, Learning Modalities
Namwar, Yousef; Rastgoo, Azam – Online Submission, 2008
New technologies have an important effect on changing higher education. Using technology also has effect on improving learning and teaching in education and especially higher education. Now some universities and institutes use these technologies to apply virtual and distance education but there are another approaches to use them. Weblog is one of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Distance Education, Cooperative Learning
Rahman, K. M. Rezanur; Anwar, Sadat; Numan, Sharker Md. – Online Submission, 2008
Today computer has replaced all means of traditional communication significantly. Many distant learning tools claim to be interactive, but few can offer two-way communication. Email is the most popular means of communication medium now-a-days. Therefore, it may be used as an educational tool for learning. In present socioeconomic condition of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Educational Technology, Computer Mediated Communication
Ajadi, Timothy Olugbenga; Salawu, Ibrahim Olatunde; Adeoye, Femi Adetunji – Online Submission, 2008
This paper discusses the relevance of e-learning in the position of distance education in Nigeria. It commences by discussing the meaning of e-learning and distance education. It also discusses the historical background of distance education in Nigeria as well as the operations of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) as the first federal…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
Nagy, Judy; Bigum, Chris – Online Submission, 2007
In the recent past, the proliferation of digitally available content heralded the beginning of serious problems for the business models of publishers. The ease with which content can be accessed, copied and distributed disrupts the control of those whose role has been to manage and profit from the intellectual property rights of content producers.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Copyrights, Student Participation, Integrity
Hussain, Irshad – Online Submission, 2007
Transnational education is a new and permanent reality in educational life. It should be viewed as a positive set of educational opportunities. It raises profound and far-reaching implications for all those involved in higher education. The challenges represented by it may impact at the local, regional, national and global levels and reactions to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach, Student Mobility
Ambe-Uva, Terhemba Nom – Online Submission, 2007
Distance education has become an important policy option for educational planners in developing countries. In the context of Nigeria, increasing population, growing national demand for education, dwindling financial resources, increasing fiscal constraints, and therefore narrowing of access to education led to the emergence of Open University in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Demand, Open Universities
Nordkvelle, Yngve Troye – Online Submission, 2006
The paper reviews some of the classical indicators of academic professionalism, and illuminates a historical epoche when research and teaching became separate dimensions of professionalism in higher education. The paper argues that this separation has gone too far and that a new sense of professionalism needs to be invoked in the area of teaching…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Online Courses, Organizational Development
Watkins, J. Foster – Online Submission, 1994
A community college president brought a student affairs background with him as he assumed his first presidency. That perspective was an influencing factor in the organizational development initiatives at the institution in the first decade of his service. In this submission to the "Community College Times," he develops the position that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Student Personnel Services, Skill Development