Theoretical Principles of Distance Education
Edited by Desmond Keegan
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Theoretical Principles of Distance Education by Desmond Keegan
Book DescriptionAccording to UNESCO statistics, 10 million of the world's 600 million students study at a distance. Theoretical Principles of Distance Education seeks to lay solid foundations for the education of these students and for the structures within which they study. As a more industrialised form of education provision, distance education is well adapted to the use of new communication technologies, and brings to education many of the strengths and dangers of post-industrialism. The central focus of the study of distance education is the placing of the student at home or at work and the justification of the abandonment in this form of education of interpersonal, face-to-face communication, previously considered to be a cultural imperative for education in both east and west. This book explores the problems that distance education poses to the theorist, bringing together an international team of distance educators to address these issues for the first time in a systematic way. The team comprises theoreticians, administrators, experts in educational technology and adult education, experts in learning from video machines, from computers and other forms of technology. Contributions from Italy, and Scandinavia contrast with viewpoints provided by scholars from the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415089425
(216mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Desmond Keegan
Distance Education: New Perspectives, Paperback (January 2014)
Although distance education has developed rapidly over the past decade, writing on the subject is still scattered over a diverse range of often inaccessible sources. This book brings together a selection of the best writing on distance education in recent years, and is an essential reference for all who work in the field.
Otto Peters on Distance Education, Paperback (January 2014)
Brings together the best of Otto Peters' work, most of which has not been previously available in English. Essays cover the historical development of distance education, from the 1950's to education in post-industrial society.
Foundations of Distance Education, Paperback (September 1996)
This best-selling introduction has helped many to understand the origins and background of distance education. This new edition has been updated due to recent developments in Eastern Europe and the advances in the use of new technologies.
Distance Education, Hardback (November 1993)» View all books by Desmond Keegan
Essential reading for all involved in distance education, this book provides a comprehensive survey of the theory behind this special mode of teaching and learning, alongside international case studies of distacne education in practice.
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