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ERIC Number: EJ736217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
Absence as Opportunity: Learning outside the Institutional Space and Time
Raddon, Arwen
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v30 n2 p157-167 May 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 see being outside the spaces and times of the university as an opportunity. Rather than creating a sense of otherness, it is regarded as giving a sense of control, allowing space and time in which to take up their studies alongside demanding jobs and caring roles. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A