Education across space and time: meeting the diverse needs of the distance learner

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Sims, Roderick and Kigotho, Mutuota. 2013. "Education across space and time: meeting the diverse needs of the distance learner ." Distance Education. 34 (2), pp. 137-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2013.806018
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Education across space and time: meeting the diverse needs of the distance learner

ERA Journal ID20803
Article CategoryEditorial
AuthorsSims, Roderick (Author) and Kigotho, Mutuota (Author)
Journal TitleDistance Education
Journal Citation34 (2), pp. 137-141
Number of Pages5
Year2013
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN0158-7919
1475-0198
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2013.806018
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01587919.2013.806018
Abstract

As the higher education sector adapts to technological, social and political change, those involved in open and distance learning are finding that differences between
distance and online learning are increasingly difficult to define; on-campus students may choose to study online, while external students may spend time on campus and online. At the same time, the affordances of network technologies, which allow extensive networked connections, have given rise to both open educational resources (OERs) and massively open online courses (MOOCs). These conditions
also challenge the very nature of education, the value of the institution and the roles of both teachers and learners. This in turn places burdens on those responsible for the design of courses and those engaged with developing the profession and scholarship of teaching and learning.

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
390303. Higher education
400608. Wireless communication systems and technologies (incl. microwave and millimetrewave)
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Byline AffiliationsLearning and Teaching Support Unit
University of New England
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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