Originally published in 1982 this volume provides nine case studies of particular distance teaching universities in Canada, China, Cost Rica, Germany, Israel, Pakistan, Spain, Venezuela and the UK. These universities were mainly founded in the 1970s to teach only at a distance. The book considers the provision of distance education by universities in general and the development and characteristics of the distance teaching universities in particular. Chronicling the emergence of new university structures between 1971-1981, the book also provides an appraisal of their performance in the early years.
Table of Contents
1. Distance Teaching at University Level Desmond Keegan and Greville Rumble 2. Athabasca University, Canada Doug Shale 3. The Central Broadcasting and Television University, People's Republic of China Robert McCormick 4. The Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Cost Rica Greville Rumble 5. The Fernuniversität (Fernuniversität - Gesamthochschule-in Hagen, Germany Desmond Keegan 6. Everyman's University (Ha 'Universita Ha'Petuchah), Israel David Seligman 7. The Allam Iqbal Open University, Pakistan Alec Fleming 8. The Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain Arthur James 9. The Open University, United Kingdom Keith Harry 10. The Universidad Nacional Abierta, Venezuela Greville Rumble 11. General Characteristics of the Distance Teaching Universities Greville Rumble and Desmond Keegan 12. The DTUs: An Appraisal Desmond Keegan and Greville Rumble