Table of contents 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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1 Constructivism or Confucianism? We have the technology,
now what shall we do with it?                            3
LOUISE AYLWARD
2 Exploring informal student study groups in a South African
teacher education programme                              14
CAROL BERTRAM
3 Supporting the masses? Learner perceptions of a South
African ODL programme                                    28
NORMA CORRY AND TONY LELLIOTT
4 Addressing the learning skills needs of students at a distance:
a dual medium approach                                   41
MARGARET JOHNSON AND CLIVE BARRETT
5 Supporting the student in new teaching and learning
environments                                             55
BRIAN KENWORTHY
6 The importance of the tutor in open and distance learning  64
HELEN LENTELL
7 Remembering our common work: institutional support for
open learning                                            77
ALAN MANDELL AND LEE HERMAN
8 On-line learning and supporting students: new possibilities  90
ROBIN MASON
9 The centrality of learner support in open and distance
learning: a paradigm shift in thinking                  102
ROGER MILLS
10 Distance higher education and library services in Japan  114
CHIEKO MIZOUE
11 Changing entrenched learner support systems: vision and
reality                                                 123
EVELYN PULANE NONYONGO
12 Lost and found: open learning outside the doors of academe  142
JENNIFER O'ROURKE
13 Challenges in adjusting to new technology in supporting
learners in developing countries                        155
JASON PENNELLS
14 Delivering learner support on-line: does the medium affect
the message?                                            168
MARION PHILLIPS
15 Rethinking learner support in the Open University UK:
a case study                                            185
ALAN TAIT
16 Collaborative on-line learning: transforming learner support
and course design                                       198
MARY THORPE



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