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Distance Education Technologies in Asia
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Distance Education Technologies in Asia

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November 2010 | 308 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

In Asia, Distance Education (DE) is providing major solutions in the areas of education and training. DE methods that are standard in other parts of the world, however, have yet to demonstrate their full potential in Asia. Covering nine DE projects by 39 researchers from 13 countries, this book analyzes the DE scenario in Asia, the successes, the failures, and the reasons behind them.

This book is a unique collation of the results of studies of educational technologies across an extensive network of Asian countries. It also provides a useful snapshot of DE's development in Asia in the early years of the 21st century. The surveys reported cover different DE contexts, methodologies, and levels of generalisability, and add to the existing scholarship on the subject by providing previously unavailable, firm evidence about DE's prospects in Asia.

The contributors give important recommendations that can be translated into practical and political actions to help solve critical socio-economic problems of Asia as well as other parts of the world.


Foreword

Sir John Daniel
Introduction

 
 
1: THE EMERGENCE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION IN SOUTH ASIA
Bhutan

Sangay Jamtsho and Sonam Rinchen
India

Sanjaya Mishra and Zeba Khan
Pakistan

Nazir A Sangi and Sheeraz Ahmed
Sri Lanka

V K Samaranayake, P Wimalaratne, K P Hewagamage and Dilhari Attygalle
 
2: ACCESSIBILITY, ACCEPTANCE AND EFFECTS OF DISTANCE EDUCATION IN SOUTH ASIA
Bhutan

Sangay Jamtsho and Sonam Rinchen
Pakistan

Nazir A Sangi and Sheeraz Ahmed
Sri Lanka

Gihan N Wikramanayake, P Wimalaratne, K P Hewagamage and Dilhari Attygalle
 
3: DEVELOPMENT OF ICT-BASED DISTANCE EDUCATION IN BHUTAN
Bhutan

Sangay Jamtsho
Canada: (sub-project advisor)

Mark Bullen
 
4: E-LEARNING IN CHINESE SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES
China

Chen Li, ,Wang Nan and Chen Hui Na
 
5: ATTITUDES TO DISTANCE EDUCATION IN CHINA
China

Chen Li and Wang Nan
 
6: DISTANCE EDUCATION POLICY AND PRACTICE IN MONGOLIA
Mongolia

Amarsaikhan Dashtseren and Oyun Sanjaa
Hong Kong

Weiyuan Zhang (sub-project advisor)
 
7 : DISTANCE EDUCATION POLICY AND AWARENESS IN CAMBODIA, LAO PDR AND VIETNAM
Cambodia

Doung Vuth and Chhuon Chanthan
Lao PDR

Somphone Phanousith and Phonpasit Phissamay
Vietnam

Tran Thi Tai and Vu The Binh
 
8: OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE FOR LEARNING MANAGEMENT
Mongolia

Batpurev Batchuluun
Sri Lanka

K P Hewagamage, K H R A Peiris and W A U C Weerakoon
 
9: DEVELOPING AN ASIAN LEARNING OBJECT REPOSITORY
Cambodia

Chhuon Chanthan
Indonesia

A P Hardhono and Tian Belawati
Thailand

Sunee Silphiphat and Tanit Pusiri
 
10: MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN NONFORMAL DISTANCE EDUCATION
The Philippines

Angelo Juan O Ramos and Jerome P Triñona
 
11: TRAINING ASIAN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNERS
The Philippines

Felix Librero
 
12: E-ASSESSMENT METHODS FOR STUDENT EVALUATION IN ASIA
Pakistan

Nazir A Sangi
References

 
Index

 

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