The 'e-revolution' that has swept the higher and further education sector over the last decade is now starting to make a real impact in school level teaching and learning around the world. There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for open and distance learning solutions for schools, not only in terms of improving access (for example, for the children of travellers, or for those in geographically remote areas) but also in terms of improving pedagogy for more 'conventional' teaching, by offering teachers, parents and pupils greater support and access to learning materials and resources.
This ground-breaking book, with contributions from around the world including the UK, US, New Zealand, Canada and India, looks at the key areas of development in this new field, provides best practice examples and inspiring case studies and will increase the awareness of the opportunities and challenges in this potentially huge field.
'should prove of value to those involved in e-learning within the schools sector.' - QL Magazine
'The open classroom offers a fascinating insight into the many learning designs and types of IT-supported activities that are currently in operation among school-aged learners. The impact of the book is to remind practitioners that with IT it is not a matter of one size fits all - but that taking a learner-centred view is the first step towards the appropriate use of technology integration and application.' - British Journal of Educational Technology
This internationally respected series features invaluable contributions from the world's leading experts in the field of online learning. It offers a combination of innovative research and practical advice, offering valuable insights into the comprehensive process of developing, teaching, learning, and managing online and distance learning materials.