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Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2008
This article considers various learning theories, applied to three key transforming areas in adult education in general, and distance learning in particular: the andragogical issues, the technical issues, and the cultural issues. Cultural Dimension Indexes from Hofstede (1997) are appended. (Contains 1 chart.)
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Distance Education, Prior Learning, Adult Education
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2006
Governments and individuals are increasingly turning to education to provide a deeper understanding of the world at large. However, with only 17 percent of the world's population able to advance beyond secondary education levels, new technologies and learning models are called upon to fulfill the need. Current developments in computer versatility,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Global Approach, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2005
This article previews the future of universal learning, and related issues such as societal need, technologies, course design, administration challenges, faculty support, and student service.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Access to Education, Access to Computers, Access to Information
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2004
This paper examines current issues, trends, and methods in learning institutions of higher education, including how global, multicultural, and technological developments have altered methods of instruction and the way education is administered, with a particular emphasis on adult learning in international environments. It also considers how…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Colleges, International Educational Exchange