Open and distance education in global environment
Murthy, C. R. K.
Distance Education is expanding at a faster rate and cutting across national and regional boundaries.
With the advent and spread of information and communication technology (ICT), distance education
has embarked on a path of collaboration, networking and globalisation. Quality and accreditation of
distance learning programmes and experiences have become highly significant in the ICT-enabled
This edited book is a compilation of selected papers submitted for the International Conference 2005 of
International Council for Distance Education (ICDE ). The papers are grouped into four major themes;
internationalisation: collaboration and networking; ICT-enabled distance education; quality assurance;
and distance education for development.
Covering these four major themes, the selected papers give an overview of the present scenario of open
and distance learning the world over. Contributors to this book bring in their experience and reflect on
issues related to networking, resource sharing, collaboration, globalisation and discuss challenged and
possible solutions. In the ICT-enabled education section, issues covering practice, attitude towards
technology and learning in online world are discussed. Quality issues in distance learning can influence
educational and societal development are discussed in the last section.
This book will be of immense help to researchers and practitioners of distance education all over the
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