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Open and Distance Education in Asia, Africa and the Middle East

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: 978-981-13-5787-9

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This book describes the history, structure and institutions of open and distance education in six countries: China, India, Russia, Turkey, South Africa and South Korea. It describes how open and distance education is evolving in a digital age to reflect the needs and circumstances of the national higher education systems in these countries. It also explores the similarities and differences between how their open and distance higher education systems are managed and structured. The book compare and draw conclusions about the nature of open and distance education in the context of various national higher education systems. In a digital era characterized by the growing use of online, open and distance education, this book will prove particularly valuable for policy-makers and senior administrators who want to learn about establishing or expanding open and distance education services. In addition, it offers a valuable reference guide for researchers, academics and students interested in understanding the different approaches to open and distance education.

Subject: Education, education systems, open education, distance learning, distance and online education, eLearning, National higher education systems, Open Universities, Open learning, Learning & Instruction, Educational Technology, International and Comparative, Higher Education