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Staff Development in Open and Flexible Education

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ISBN 9780415173902
Published April 20, 1998 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

As institutions and organisations around the world move to more open and flexible delivery of educational and training programmes, there is increasing need for effective forms of staff development to encourage and support change. Staff development is not only critical in helping teachers and trainers acquire and improve their knowledge and skills in alternative modes of delivery, but in helping to shape the policies, procedures and attitudes that are needed for more learner-centred approaches. This book draws together the experiences, insights and findings of some of the world's leading staff developers in open and flexible education. It is designed to provide an overview of the trends, influences and events which are shaping the work of these professionals, and the policy changes, processes and outcomes they are helping to bring about in this expanding field. The book offers various frameworks and strategies for staff development activities, with examples from commercial, professional and educational settings, and shows how these can be refined and adapted to more specific contexts.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Preface Editors' Foreword Colin Latchem and Fred Lockwood Part I: Staff Development in Context 1. Leadership for Open and Flexible Learning in Higher Education Daryl Le Grew and Jocelyn Calvert 2. Informing Government and Institutional Leaders about the Potentials and Pitfalls of Open Learning Ross Paul 3. Staff Development in Conventional Institutions Moving Towards Open Learning Roger Lewis 4. A Strategic Perspective on Staff Development for Open and Distance Learning Bernadette Robinson 5. Research and Staff Development in Open and Distance Education Terry Evans and Daryl Nation 6. Staff Development for Open and Distance Education: The Case of the Commonwealth of Learning Patricia McWilliams and Ian Mugridge Part II: Staff Development in the Organization 7. Staff Development Issues in Dual-Mode Institutions: The Australian Experience Colin Latchem and Louise Moran 8. Proactive Staff Development: The Indira Gandhi National Open University Experience Badri Koul 9. Making the Paradigm Shift from On Campus Teaching to Distance Education at Institut Teknologi Mara, Malaysia Szarina Abdullah 10. Staff Development in Open Learning at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hilary Mar and Diana Mak 11. Faculty Development Programmes in Distance Education in American Higher Education Charlotte Niramalani Gunawardena and Rebecca H. Zittle 12. Designing the Rebbelib: Staff Development in a Pacific Multi-Cultural Environment Claire Matthewson and Konai Thaman 13. Seeing the World Through Two Pairs of Eyes: Staff Development Issues in Distance/Open Learning Programmes for First Nations Peoples in Canada Barbara Spronk 14. Meeting the Challenge of Providing Effective Learning Support: The South African Experience Christine Randell and Eli Bitzer 15. Tuition and Counselling: Supporting the Teachers for Competitive Advantage David Sewart 16. Staff Development Issues in Integrating Distance Education Material into On-Campus Teaching Jo Osborne Part III: Staff Development in Action 17. Staff Development form an Action Research Perspective David Kember 18. Staff Development: An Enabling Role Neil Haigh 19. The Dynamics of Distance Teaching: Voices from the Field Liz Burge and Jennifer O'Rourke 20. The Catalytic Staff Development Effects of a CD-Rom Project David Murphy and Ross Vermeer 21. Staff Development Within a Flexible and Open Learning Course Cathy Gunn and Mary Panko 22. Universities Learning: The Lure of the Net Anne Forster and Lindsay Hewson 23. The Role of Workshops in Staff Development Derek Rowntree 24. Creating and Environment for Staff Development Fred Lockwood 25. Master's in Open and Distance Education for University Staff David Hawkridge 26. Staff Development for Project Management and Quality Assurance Richard Freeman .

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