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The main premise of this article is that while there has been a rapid expansion of applications of open and distance learning (ODL) in both formal and non-formal education and training throughout Asia, its introduction and practice are not always sufficiently informed by quality research and evaluation. It identifies problems in the ways in which some current ODL research and evaluation are conducted and suggests approaches that will advance the research agenda, improve understanding and ....... 
Author:
Colin Latchem  
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This paper reports on a pilot study of these studentsí perceptions undertaken in early 2004. To investigate these issues we conducted semi-structured interviews using a grounded research approach. The study found that Open Learning Australia provided multiple points of access to students unable to undertake on-campus study and contributed to their life long learning capability. 
Author:
Maureen BickleySusan Fyfe  
Publication Year:
2005 
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This paper looks at Open Universities Australia as an online education business model. It summarizes the evolution of the organization over the past 12 years, highlighting what has been learned from both failures and successes in the areas of: Defining the business, evolving with the market, technology investments, including insourcing and out-sourcing development, and building on the strengths of member universities. 
Author:
Stuart Hamilton , Dr.  Ann Deden  
Publication Year:
2005 
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This presentation will use two case studies of university course development to demonstrate principles of design for effective online collaboration and collaborative learning. The first case describes an online psychology course developed around principles of problem-based learning with a strong emphasis on collaborative learning among students (Kirkpatrick & Samuelson, 2000).  
Author:
Denise Kirkpatrick  
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Although most universities profess a belief that libraries are a key element in learner support, the full cost and complexity of providing quality libabry services to support open and distance education tend to be underestimated. 
Author:
Stephen Parnell  
Publication Year:
2002 
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This report has been prepared for the Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA) to assist in developing an improved national approach to both quality assurance and accreditation. 
Author:
Grant HarmanV Lynn Meek  
Publication Year:
2002 
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It has been argued that good distance learning programs have to deliver more services to the student than the traditional program, particularly in the area of administrative and student services (Bothel, 2001). The provision of support to students who attend on-campus is relatively straightforward but it is more problematic to conceive of the range of services that are needed by distance learners and ways of providing such services in affordable and accessible ways. 
Author:
Denise Kirkpatrick  
Publication Year:
2001 
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The paper is designed as a guide for institutions formulating strategic plans for open and flexible learning. It argues that moving into open and flexible learning represents a major paradigm shift and that the reasons for the change and nature. The paper includes two case studies. One concerns the development of a teaching and learning plan and the other describes how a strategic plan was developed for the introduction of open and flexible learning. 
Author:
Colin Latchem  
Publication Year:
2001 
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Teachers have a major responsibility to engage students online for successful learning in online distance education programs. Identifying key aspects of the teachersí role is important. The study reported in this paper investigated an online course for paramedic students. Data were collected from the teachers and students and their online interactions were observed. The study has shown that studentsí message posting is likely to be related to the cognitive demand and accessibility of discuss.... 
Author:
Md Kabirul IslamColleen Vale  
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This session presents early results of the implementation of a continuing education programme for e-learning trainers and teachers. The programme takes into account the specific needs of the participants, offering flexible avenues to learning adapted to their needs, the characteristics of their working environments, and their acquired competencies. Questions addressed in the presentation will include: " What competencies must trainers in the e-learning environment?". 
Author:
Louise SauvťAlan WrightLouis VillardierWilfried Probst  
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The notion of curriculum ownership is in itself problematic. Critical questions about curriculum relate to who makes curriculum decisions, the type of curriculum decisions that are made, and the authority for such decisions. Curriculum is more than the content that is taught and learned; it becomes the site on which generations struggle to define themselves and the world.  
Author:
Denise Kirkpatrick  
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