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  • Re-thinking Learner Support in Distance Educationby Roger Mills; Alan Tait

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 63.95

    Distance learning is becoming an increasingly popular way of studying, and most universities now provide courses using these methods. Today's students, though, are demanding high quality, consumer-focused and flexible courses, as well as learning resources and active learner support. This means that providers of distance education need to reconsider... more...

  • Student Retention in Online, Open and Distance Learningby Ormond Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 72.95

    Student retention has become a key issue for all further and higher education institutions and is a major concern among those involved in online learning courses where retention rates are often even poorer than those for traditional campus-based courses. There is increasing recognition that student retention is the responsibility of the actual institutions... more...

  • Planning and Management in Distance Educationby Santosh Panda

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 72.95

    Online distance education and training is being adopted throughout the world as a cost-effective, flexible answer to widening access for all. This enthusiasm has led to many initiatives and policies from governments to encourage online learning at international, national, regional and institutional levels. Also, changes in distance learning continue... more...

  • The Student Assessment Handbookby Lee Dunn; Chris Morgan; Meg O'Reilly; Sharon Parry

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 71.95

    A guide to current practice in assessment, particularly for those professionals coming to terms with new pressures on their traditional teaching practices. Increased use of IT, flexible assessment methods and quality assurance all affect assessment, and the need to diversify and adapt traditional assessment practices to suit new modes of learning is... more...

  • International Developments in E-learningby Graeme Martin; Thomas Clarke

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00

    We were very pleased to be asked to edit this special issue of the Journal on the topic of International Developments in e-Learning, which has become one of the most widely discussed issues in education and training. E-learning is forecast to be one of the most important developments in transforming the landscape of education and training over the... more...

  • Staff Development in Open and Flexible Educationby Colin Latchem; Fred Lockwood

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 72.95

    As institutions and organisations around the world move to more open and flexible delivery of educational and training programmes, there is increasing need for effective forms of staff development to encourage and support change. Staff development is not only critical in helping teachers and trainers acquire and improve their knowledge and skills in... more...

  • The Open Classroomby Jo Bradley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    The 'e-revolution' that has swept the higher and further education sector over the last decade is now starting to make a real impact in school level teaching and learning around the world. There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for open and distance learning solutions for schools, not only in terms of improving access (for example, for... more...

  • Flexible Learning, Human Resource and Organisational Developmentby John Garrick; Viktor Jakupec

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 68.95

    Recent challenges facing higher and tertiary education such as the impact of globalisation and the emergence of new technologies, have called for a radical reconceptualisation of the teaching-learning nexus. This book addresses contemporary contexts of flexible learning and its practices, and provides insights about directions in which education and... more...

  • Strategies for Sustainable Open and Distance Learningby Andrea Hope; Patrick Guiton

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 57.95

    Adaptability and the ability to handle rapid and ongoing change are essential for successfully managing any modern educational enterprise, and open and distance learning is no exception. In an often over-looked field, this volume examines the nature of sustainability in open and distance learning using case material from a wide range of current... more...

  • Designing Video and Multimedia for Open and Flexible Learningby Jack Koumi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 61.95

    This is a comprehensive, practical guide to the most effective use of video and multimedia in open and distance learning. Illustrated throughout, it considers pedagogic design principles for the highest quality learning material, covering: what to teach on video and how to teach it when to choose and how to use other media for teaching a framework... more...