Vocational Education and Training through Open and Distance Learning: World review of distance education and open learning Volume 5, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Vocational Education and Training through Open and Distance Learning

World review of distance education and open learning Volume 5, 1st Edition

By Louise Moran, Greville Rumble


256 pages

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pub: 2004-07-01
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Conventional apprenticeships and older methods of professional training are not providing enough skilled workers - governments, companies and colleges are now using open and distance learning to fill these gaps.

Published in association with the Commonwealth of Learning, this unique review provides detailed analysis of worldwide experiences of vocational training and distance education. It looks at recent policy and practice at different levels - from transnational programmes and national policies to institutional and programme models.

Offering guidance on how distance education and new technologies are being used to support vocational education and training, this book will help senior institutional managers and policy makers to understand and appreciate:

* the role distance education can play in increasing skills levels in young people and the existing workforce

* the challenges in using educational technologies, and distance education to deliver vocational education and training

* how to devise effective policies to meet these challenges.

Table of Contents


I - Vocational education across national borders

An organisational model for sub-Saharan Africa

Continuing professional development across borders

Transferring competencies across borders

II - National public policy programmes

Canada's e-learning

The Australian flexible learning framework

Skills training in pacific countries

Further education and training in South Africa

III - Institutional models and frameworks

Institutional vocational education and training policy and programmes

Private sector models

Distance education for the workplace

IV - Conclusions


About the Authors

Louise Moran is director of an education consulting practice in Australia. Greville Rumble is an independent consultant in the UK.

Subject Categories

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