Publication delayed (Originally scheduled in November 2001). Starting by analysing the range of purposes for which open and distance learning is used, the book places the issues in context and examines experience in both the public and private sector.
Policy for Open and Distance Learning considers the questions that planners and policy makers in open and distance learning need to address at any level of education. Starting by analysing the range of purposes for which open and distance learning is used, the book places the issues in context and examines experience in both the public and private sector. As well as discussing in detail new agenda set by new information and communication technologies, the book covers: * Inputs * Processes * Outcomes. The editors, Hilary Perraton and Helen Lentell, have drawn together an international team of contributors who have examined the varied roles of the new technologies as well as low-technology approaches to open and distance learning throughout the world. This book will be invaluable to policy makers in education and those planning or managing open and distance learning programmes. It will also be of interest to students and teachers of education and anyone concerned with comparative education.
Part 1: The policy agenda and its context: The scope of open and distance learning 1. Introduction Hilary Perraton and Helen Lentell 2. Aims and purpose Hilary Perraton Part 2: Inputs 3. Students in open and distance learning Janet Jenkins 4. Students in open and distance learning: The Asian experience Szarina Abdullah 5. People: Staffing, development and management Santosh Panda 6. Resources Hilary Perraton Part 3: Process 7. Organisational models for open and distance learning Greville Rumble and Colin Latchem 8. Technology Hilary Perraton and Kurt Moses 9. Globalisation Hilary Perraton with Glen Farrell, Yoni Ryan and Andrea Hope 10 Governance, accreditation and quality assurance in open and distance learning Bernadette Robinson Part 4: Outputs 11. Benefits for students, labour force, employers and society Reehana Raza 12. Costs, effectiveness, efficiency: A guide for sound investment Neil Butcher and Nicky Roberts Part 5: Conclusion 13. Framing policy for open and distance learning Helen Lentell