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Donnelly, Roisin; O'Rourke, K. C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
The Internet has made it impossible for higher education institutions to ignore technology in fulfilling their strategic mission and responding to the expectations of a diverse student body. In the Republic of Ireland, as elsewhere, the use of online technologies has become an increasingly important challenge in academic staff development, and on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Staff Development, Distance Education
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Raddon, Arwen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2006
The apparent absence of learners from the spaces and times of the institution is usually seen as a negative element of distance learning, positioning distance learners as other to the "norm" of the present, on-campus, traditional student. This paper explores the narratives of a group of distance learners, highlighting that these learners primarily…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Access to Education, Nontraditional Education, Attendance