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CONTENTS Introduction Yusra Laila Visser, Lya Visser, and Michael Simonson 000 PART I: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON TRENDS AND ISSUES IN DISTANCE EDUCATION 1. A Survey of Progressive and Conservative Trends in Education with Implications for Distance Education Practice Brent G. Wilson 000 2. Quality, Accreditation and Recognition: Issues in the Delivery of Transnational Education Andrea Hope 000 3. The Long and Short of Distance Education: Trends and Issues from a Planetary Human Development Perspective Jan Visser 000 4. 4. Distance education Reappraised: Emerging Trends in Traditional Universities and Corporate Training Institutions Francois Marchessou 000 5. 5. What the World Needs Now: International Research on Distance Education Deborah LaPointe 000 PART II: INTERVIEWS WITH INTERNATIONAL LEADERS IN DISTANCE EDUCATION 6. Defining Trends and Issues in Distance Education: An Interview with Don Ely Lya Visser and Kristen Gagnon 000 7. A Career in International Distance Education: An Interview with Barbara Spronk Michael Simonson and Margaret Crawford 000 8. University-wide Distance Education Implementation: An Interview with Robert Morgan Ray J. Amirault and Jeffery Sievert 000 9. Personal Perspectives on Trends and Issues in Distance Education: An Interview with Otto Peters Lya Visser and Meira van der Spa 000 PART III: NATIONAL AND REGIONAL CASE STUDIES IN DISTANCE EDUCATION 10. Open and Distance Learning for Developing Countries: Is the Cup Half Full or is it Still Half Empty? Tony Dodds 000 11. The Promise of M-learning for Distance Education in South Africa and Other Developing Nations Lya Visser and Paul West 000 12. British Distance Education: A Proud Tradition Steve Wheeler 000 13. Distance Education in Turkey: Experiences and Issues Ugur Demiray 000 14. Supporting Distance Learning in Brazil: Applications of a Multimedia Digital Library Fredric Michael Litto 000 15. Open and Distance Learning Enhanced through ICTs: A Toy for Africa¿s Elite or an Essential Tool for Sustainable Development? Bob Day 000 16. The role of Distance Education in Turkish Women¿s Education Emine Demiray and Sensu Curabay 000 vi CONTENTS 17. ¿Thank You for not Forgetting Us¿: A Reflection on the Trials, Tribulations, and Take-off of Distance Education in Mozambique Muriel Visser-Valfrey, Jan Visser, and Miguel Buendia 000 PART IV: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT TRENDS FOR INTERNATIONAL DISTANCE EDUCATION 18. Learning Management Systems (LMS) for Web-based Distance Education: An International Review Wei-yuan Zhang and Lixun Wang 000 19. Trends in Distance Education Technologies from an International Vantage Point Michael Simonson 000 20. Dynamism and Evolution in Student Support and Instruction in Distance Education: Implications for International Distance Education Yusra Laila Visser 000 About the Authors 000 Index 000
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