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Policy and Practice in Asian Distance Education
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Policy and Practice in Asian Distance Education

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November 2010 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book has been designed for the orientation and training of specialists in open and distance learning methods in Asia. It is the outcome of the collaborative PANdora research and development initiative (2005-08) between 24 open and distance learning (ODL) institutions, government departments and non-governmental organisations in 13 Asian countries.

The need for thrift and ingenuity in Distance Education (DE) methods in Asia has made Asian DE researchers and practitioners contemplate novel technological methods in DE-open-source software, cell-phone SMS, etc.-from which information and communication technology professionals in all parts of the world can learn.

The guidelines in the book have been designed in modular form so that selected sections can be combined according to users' needs and translated into local languages in keeping with the PANdora network's open resources philosophy. Individual modules and combinations of them can be used in specific training contexts. Although the focus of the book is the educational sector in Asia, the guidelines proposed have worldwide application.

Foreword Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan
Preface  
 
1 : OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING
Conceptual Origins Tian Belawati
Financial Management Tian Belawati
Associations and Partnerships Tian Belawati
 
2: EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
Cost-effectiveness Tian Belawati
Quality Assurance Tian Belawati
Student Assessment Kristanti Ambar Puspitasari
E-assessment Nazir Sangi
Conducting and Reporting Distance Education Evaluations Jon Baggaley
 
3: MEDIA USAGE IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
History of DE Media Usage Tian Belawati and Jon Baggaley
Print and Audio Production Dewi Padmo
TV/ Video Production Dewi Padmo
Online Learning Management Systems Batpurev Batchuluun and Buyandelger Batsaikhan
Production of SMS Materials Angelo J Ramos and Jerome P Triñona
 
4: PRINCIPLES OF DISTANCE EDUCATION IMPLEMENTATION
Accessibility and Selection of Distance Education Media Gihan Wikramanayake and Jon Baggaley
Adult Learning and Instructional Design Santosh Panda and Jon Baggaley
Course Materials Development Models Santosh Panda
Gender and Outcome Mapping Sana Shams, Sarmad Hussain and Atif Mirza
 
5 : EXAMPLES OF DISTANCE EDUCATION AND OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING INSTITUTIONS
China Open University (Previously China Central Radio and TV University) Chen Haishan and Li Yawan
Korea National Open University Chang Yeul Yang
Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand International Affairs Unit Sukhothai Thannathirat Open University
Universitas Terbuka (Indonesia Open University) Ludivica Endang Setijorini and Irma Adnan
Virtual University of Pakistan Naveed Malik
Wawasan Open University, Malaysia Gajaraj Dhanarajan
References  
Index  

Informative and interestingly presented…The book is in five sections or modules comprised of 23 chapters. Its modular design allows for individual chapters to be modified or updated or used as stand-alone content according to the need of the reader. It is perhaps one of the first comprehensive books on distance education in Asia. It would be a valuable addition to any institutional library or research center for its policy makers and researchers...simple and readable style, the articles are practical and down-to-earth in locating their debate in Asian contexts.

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ISBN: 9788132105626
£32.99