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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PPT On The Next Thirty Years of Distance Education


The Next Thirty Years of Distance Education Presentation Transcript:
1.The Next Thirty Years of Distance Education: Worldwide Leading Trends

2.“To Open a Shop is easy,
To keep it open is an art”

3.Globalization of Higher Education
Transnational education
International trade of HE
Competition and collaboration
League tables
Growing importance of the English language
International quality  mechanisms

4.Major Challenges of Globalization
Monitoring quality
Harmonizing cultural diversity
Bridging  over the digital divide

5.Diverse  Distance Teaching Institutional  Models

6.Other classifications
Size - mega/large/small
Generations – correspondence/ industrial/online
Public – Private (for-profit, no-profit)
Technological infrastructure

7.Public- Private DE
Many new private DE providers
Danger of ‘diploma mills’ - affecting status and reputation
Private operation within public institutions
Essential need to establish quality assurance mechanisms

8.Diverse Clienteles
Second-chance students
First-chance students
School age students
Transnational students
Professional upgrade (short cycle studies)
Fun and recreation

9.New Teaching Roles
Distributed teaching responsibility
Team work
Control of the digital technologies capabilities
Ongoing interaction with students

10.Teachers’ Reluctance to Harness the New Technologies
Time consumption
Lack of ongoing support
Lack of incentives
Need to redefine the roles distribution of the industrial mode

11.Merits of the Industrial Model
Absorbing large numbers of students
High quality (materials & study process)

12.Sameness and Uniformity
Same curricula for all students
Same timetable for assignments
Uniform evaluation
All or none - Policy of “shared misery” and “mutual deprivation”

Flexible curricula
Being attentive to needs of diverse student clienteles
Being attentive to emerging needs of the labor market
Harmonization of accreditation schemes
Enhancing mobility of curricula, students and faculty

14.Open Source Movement
Enhancing institutional collaboration
Strengthening best practice teaching
Cutting down course production
Opening up of knowledge resources to the large public
Assisting to bridge over the digital divide

15.Open Source Challenges
Adapting to local needs
Language obstacle
Cutting revenues of academic publishing houses
Monitoring quality

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