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The Mechanical Pencil

Concepts in Distance Education

by Luke Strongman

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Publisher: BrownWalker Press
Pub date: 2013
Pages: 141
ISBN-10: 1612336752
ISBN-13: 9781612336756
Categories: Research & AdministrationEducationTechnology, Engineering & Transportation


The purpose of this book is to define and explain concepts in distance learning academia. The intended audience are students, faculty, staff and managers at tertiary education organizations. The ten chapters elucidate factors, concepts and trends which increasingly effect the academic environment of distance learning, such as:

-communication practices
-culture, identity and equity
-academic freedom
-goodstudy habits
-OpenEducational Resources (OER)
-Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

About the Author

Luke Strongman teaches communication and humanities at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.