Open courseware futures: creating a parallel universe

Taylor, James C. (2007) Open courseware futures: creating a parallel universe. e-Journal of Instructional Science and Technology , 10 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1449-3098

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Abstract

It is yet to be widely acknowledged that in both developed and developing countries, the Internet will provide the only viable cost-effective means to provide sustainable access to education and training opportunities. In many countries, the present lack of infrastructure embodied in discussions of the 'Digital Divide' is of course a complex mediating factor, but even where potential students have access to the Internet, the vast majority cannot afford the high fees necessary to gain access to courses, assessment and accreditation. In effect, there exists not only a digital divide, but also a financial exclusion
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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Distance and e-Learning Centre
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2008 14:39
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 23:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education; infrastructure; demand; online learning; affordability
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160305 Population Trends and Policies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/15581

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