Publisher description for Re-thinking learner support in distance education : change and continuity in an international context / edited by Alan Tait and Roger Mills.

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This book considers the changing needs and demands of distance education students. It draws together contributions from the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, South Africa and Botswana, to offer an international perspective on distance learning. Issues addressed include the challenges and implications of new technology, quality assurance, commercialization, the learner as consumer, and the impact of cultural differences on internationalized curricula.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Distance education -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses.
Education -- Effect of technological innovations on -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses.
Educational technology -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses.