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Open and Flexible Learning Series

Series Editor: Fred Lockwood, A.W. (Tony) Bates, Som Naidu

This internationally respected series features invaluable contributions from the world's leading experts in the field of online learning. It offers a combination of innovative research and practical advice, offering valuable insights into the comprehensive process of developing, teaching, learning, and managing online and distance learning materials.

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1-10 of 38 results in Open and Flexible Learning Series
  1. Harmonizing Global Education

    From Genghis Khan to Facebook

    By Jon Baggaley

    Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

    Distance education (DE) offers ways to reach the many people around the world who lack access to education and training by other means. International DE methods, however, are fragmented, and distance educators have often abandoned new technologies before giving them a chance to develop. As a result...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning

    Models, Policies and Research

    By Insung Jung, Colin Latchem

    Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

    Quality assurance (QA) in open and distance learning (ODL) can be a contentious issue. Some argue that it should be judged by the same criteria and methods as face-to-face education, while others claim that it is so different in its organization, enrolments and operations that conventional QA...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Online and Social Networking Communities

    A Best Practice Guide for Educators

    By Karen Kear

    Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

    Online and Social Networking Communities is a professional guide written for educational practitioners and trainers who wish to use online communication tools effectively in their teaching. Focusing on the student experience of learning in online communities, it addresses ‘web 2.0’ and other ‘...

    Published November 8th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers

    Achieving Education for All

    By Sir John Daniel

    Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

    Education for All (EFA) has been a top priority for governments and intergovernmental development agencies for the last twenty years. So far the global EFA movement has placed its principal focus on providing quality universal primary education (UPE) for all children by 2015. The latest addition to...

    Published February 9th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Students' Experiences of e-Learning in Higher Education

    The Ecology of Sustainable Innovation

    By Robert Ellis, Peter Goodyear

    Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

    Students’ Experiences of e-learning in Higher Education helps higher education instructors and university managers understand how e-learning relates to, and can be integrated with, other student experiences of learning. Grounded in relevant international research, the book is distinctive in that it...

    Published September 28th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Learning with Digital Games

    A Practical Guide to Engaging Students in Higher Education

    By Nicola Whitton

    Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

    Written for Higher Education teaching and learning professionals, Learning with Digital Games provides an accessible, straightforward introduction to the field of computer game-based learning. Up to date with current trends and the changing learning needs of today’s students, this text offers...

    Published September 8th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Distance and Blended Learning in Asia

    By Colin Latchem, Insung Jung

    Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

    Distance and Blended Learning in Asia is a unique and comprehensive overview of open, distance learning (ODL) and information and communication technology (ICT) in Asian education and training. Broad in coverage, this book critically examines ODL and ICT experiences from Japan to Turkey and from...

    Published July 28th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Reconsidering Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World

    Meeting Students' Learning Needs

    By David Kember

    Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

    Distance 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...

    Published June 14th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Contemporary Perspectives in E-Learning Research

    Themes, Methods and Impact on Practice

    Edited by Gráinne Conole, Martin Oliver

    Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

    E-learning is at an exciting point in its development; its potential in terms of research is great and its impact on institutional practices is fully recognised. This book defines e-learning as a field of research, highlighting the complex issues, activities and tensions that characterise the area....

    Published October 31st 2006 by Routledge

  10. Interactions in Online Education

    Implications for Theory and Practice

    Edited by Charles Juwah

    Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

    Interactivity is at the very heart of learning and is evident at all levels of engagement, whether between fellow students, students and tutors, online learning materials or interfacing with the learning environment. Covering both theory and the practical implications of the issues discussed, this...

    Published September 28th 2006 by Routledge

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