Education across space and time: meeting the diverse needs of the distance learner [Editorial]

Sims, Roderick and Kigotho, Mutuota (2013) Education across space and time: meeting the diverse needs of the distance learner [Editorial]. Distance Education, 34 (2). pp. 137-141. ISSN 0158-7919


As the higher education sector adapts to technological, social and political change, those involved in open and distance learning are finding that differences between
distance and online learning are increasingly difficult to define; on-campus students may choose to study online, while external students may spend time on campus and online. At the same time, the affordances of network technologies, which allow extensive networked connections, have given rise to both open educational resources (OERs) and massively open online courses (MOOCs). These conditions
also challenge the very nature of education, the value of the institution and the roles of both teachers and learners. This in turn places burdens on those responsible for the design of courses and those engaged with developing the profession and scholarship of teaching and learning.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia, Inc. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 04:38
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2014 03:46
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2013.806018

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