Practical and Critical Issues in Open Distance Learning

Edited by: Anniekie Ravhudzulo, Sibusiso Ndlangamandla

In the context of developing countries, open distance learning (ODL) is a viable solution for higher education. This book maps the field of distance education and its socio-political context. It uncovers key debates surrounding learner support, and it provides practical demonstrations of e-learning and mobile technology. The diverse contributions reflect flexible, dynamic, and innovative teaching and learning approaches suitable for policy makers, curriculum developers, academics, and researchers. The book critically explores various systems, policies, and often disparate issues that govern an ODL institution. It addresses both practical and theoretical aspects of curriculum design, postgraduate student support, as well as the experiences of students with disabilities, via ODL. [Subject: Higher Education]

Publication Date: 10/1/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781868888054