Reconsidering Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World
Meeting Students' Learning Needs
By (author) David Kember
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Reconsidering Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World by David Kember
Book DescriptionDistance learning is now more prevalent in the developing world than ever before. This book reconsiders the suitability and success of established modes of distance learning for current contexts in the developing world. It examines what adaptations are necessary to suit shifting needs including: * the move from elite to mass higher education * increased emphasis on knowledge base economies * greater demand for lifelong learning and professional development * the effects of technical and societal changes * demand for post-secondary education. Drawing upon research into students' conceptions of, and approaches to learning, this critical analysis of the state of open and flexible learning examines the characteristics, needs and learning approaches of students, considering whether or not current provision is successful, what changes are necessary, and, crucially, how student retention can be improved.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415401401
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Kember
Reconsidering Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World, Hardback (June 2007)
Reconsiders the suitability and success of established modes of distance learning in the developing world. This book examines what adaptations are necessary to suit shifting needs including: the move from elite to mass higher education; increased emphasis on knowledge base economies; and more.
Enhancing University Teaching, Paperback (March 2007)
Aims to provide an alternative approach to quality teaching in higher education. Illustrated with extracts from interviews with the award-winning teachers, and packed with activities and further reading, this book provides a set of principles for good teaching internationally.
Reflective Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions, Paperback (March 2001)» View all books by David Kember
This volume deals with the nature of professional education and the need to produce professionals who are capable of reflection upon practice. It derives comprehensive guidelines for developing curricula and teaching methods that encourage reflective thinking.
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Author Biography - David Kember
David Kember is Professor of Learning Enhacement in the Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.He has held previous educational development positions on Australia and Papua New Guinea, and teaching positions at the University of the South Pacific and in the UK.
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