1st Edition

Globalising Education: Trends and Applications

By Robin Mason Copyright 1998
    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    This highly topical book charts how the tools of technology are altering the ways in which education is being delivered and received. It looks at the huge impact of the World Wide Web on current educational practice and what this means for the students and teachers involved. It also covers the other new technologies that support the delivery of what is now truly global education.
    Divided into three clear sections, Globalising Education adopts a systematic and thoroughly researched approach to this exciting topic. The three sections examine:
    * how global education is actually delivered in practice
    * case studies which investigate current developments and applications in the USA, Europe, the UK and Australia
    * conclusions drawn from the general issues covered, as well as an overview of what is happening now and what we might expect to happen in the future.
    This book looks at current developments in detail. It is essential reading for all those involved in education - whether as a teacher, student or interested onlooker.

    Preface PART I Issues in globalising education 1 The globalisation of education 2 Media for delivering global education 3 Pedagogy and global education 4 Students and technology-mediated education 5 Organising a global education programme PART II Applications of global education 6 Global Executive MBA, Duke University, North Carolina 7 Graduate Certificate in Open and Distance Learning, USQ 8 Jones Education Company: from TV to the Internet 9 IBM global training and education 10 The UK Open University: from national to global education provider PART III Trends in globalisation 11 Current trends 12 Future trends


    Robin Mason is Head of the Centre for Information Technology in Education at the Open University, Milton Keynes.

    'The author's views are both far-seeing and thought provoking. The book is likely to benefit many people involved in higher education, particularly the practitioners and researchers working in the field of global education. It will also inform institutions that have been, or will be engaged in global education, especially those in developing countries where there is a particular thirst for information on this subject.' - Journal of Information Technology for Teacher Education

    'This is a superb and timely book. Robin Mason exercises a remarkable talent for wasting no words in her succinct and pertinent description and analyses - and yet she remains consistently comprehensible by a reader who does not share her specialist knowledge. She conveys her enthusiasm ... while somehow maintaining balance in her judgements and objectivity in her discussion of all the options.' - Education Review

    'Globalising Education will be useful to those who have a specific interest in ICT as a tool for facilitating distance learning and international communication in an educational context; those who are interested in the possible future development of Higher Education in an increasingly Global market; and those considering developing a distance learning course ... at tertiary level.' - Alun Morgan, Environmental Education Research