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Implications of the Local Context in Global Distance Education by Rye and Stokken, University of Agder, Norway

A presentation summarizing the paper of Stale Angen Rye and Anne Marie Stokken which investigated how the students' everyday life influence participation in a global distance education class.

Paper was published online by The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) Vol. 13, No.1, January 2012

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Implications of the Local Context in Global Distance Education by Rye and Stokken, University of Agder, Norway

  1. 1. Presented by RenGuray, EDCS 230
  2. 2. - brought about by technology
  3. 3. In 2001, Kirkwoodwarned about theappropriateness ofglobal distanceeducation.• Unequal access to technology• Cultural bias
  4. 4. “Students daily environments are important for helpingdetermine how well students perform and participate in various forms of flexible education.”
  5. 5. 1) How the education system interacts with the students daily life2) Materiality and the role of the technology in their daily environments3) How technology is imbedded in daily life, and the role it plays4) Cultural diversity, bias and capitalism5) The state of “throwntogetherness”
  6. 6. Course: Master’s in Development ManagementDevelopers: University of Agder, UNDP, UNU,
  7. 7. • Interviewees: 4 from Ghana How they organized their 4 from Uganda study activities. How they 6 from Norway view and organized their online activities.• Face to face What are the main interviews; challenges associated in• Online survey participating in the programme.
  8. 8. • Social dimension• Material dimension• Cultural dimension
  9. 9. 1) Participation is critical2) Assets and experience vary and are unequal3) Social obligations act as constraints4) Opportunity to participate is a high motivator; Educator and access to available resources are key motivation5) The global nature exposes inequalities and differences
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