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Distance Education Technologies in Asia
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Distance Education Technologies in Asia

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October 2010 | 308 pages | SAGE India
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 analyses 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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Jon Baggaley

Tian Belawati

Tian Belawati is Professor and currently Rector of Universitas Terbuka (Indonesia Open University). She has been working in the field of distance education since 1985 and has presented many papers at national and international conferences, and has published numerous books and academic journals. She has served as Secretary General (2008–2009) and President (2009–2010) of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) and is President of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). She has also been actively involved in research on the use of ICT for education in Asia with the PANdora Network, on which she now serves... More About Author

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