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Distance Teaching For Higher and Adult Education

1st Edition

Edited by Anthony (Tony) Kaye, Greville Rumble


340 pages

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Originally published in 1981 this volume provides a detailed analysis of the factors - strategic, pedagogic, operational, organisational and financial -which should be taken into account in the planning and running of large-scale, centralised distance education systems at the higher education level. The book uses evidence drawn from Open University type institutions in Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and the UK.


'A major contribution to the literature on distance education.' Distance Education

'A siginificant contribution to an understanding of the delivery of instructional services to adults in dispersed locations.' Educational Communication and Technology

'An academic or administrator contemplating a move into…distance teaching should first read this book.' Higher Education

Table of Contents

Part 1: Characteristics of Distance-learning Systems 1. Origins and Structures Anthony Kaye 2. Students and Courses Anthony Kaye 3. Media, Materials and Learning Methods Anthony Kaye Part 2: The Course subsystem 4. Activity Scheduling John Dodd 5. Production and Distribution John Dodd 6. Course Creation John Mason and Stephanie Goodenough Part 3: The Student Subsystem 7. Systems for Student Administration Zvi Friedman 8. Support for Student Learning Bernadette Robinson 9. Assessment in the Distance-Education Situation Brendan Connors Part 4: Organisation, Administration, Planning and Finance 10. Organisation and Decision-making Greville Rumble 11. Planning, Control and Evaluation Greville Rumble 12. Economics and Cost-Structures Greville Rumble 13. Budgetary and Resource Forecasting Greville Rumble, Michael Neil and Alan Tout Part 5: Pointers to Further Reading 14. Some Concluding Comments Anthony Kaye and Greville Rumble 15. Institutional Profiles Keith Harry.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education

Against a background of profound wordwide social and economic change, the concept of lifelong learning has come increasingly into the public eye. As educators and policy-makers rethink the meaning of education, the purpose of schooling and the place of learning in our everyday lives, educational institutions are opening up to those traditionally deprived of the opportunity. The books in this set, originally published between 1979 and 1992 with many including global case studies reflect upon major issues confronting adult educators worldwide and

  • discuss the role of adult education in social and community action
  • examine the relationship between class and adult education
  • look at the concept of culture and the transmission of cultural values in relations to adult education
  • evaluate the role of adult education in reducing unemployment
  • case studies of adult education programmes in Afria, Asia and Latin America.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Distance Education & Learning