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Global Perspectives on E-Learning Rhetoric and Reality

ISBN-10: 1412904897
ISBN-13: 9781412904896
Edition: 2005
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List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

"The committee felt that Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality was a remarkable commentary on the disconnect between the rhetoric of online learning (anywhere-anytime, open access, democratization, increasing economic opportunity) and the realities in regions as disparate as North America and sub-Saharan Africa (education as a "consumer good," increasing economic and social distances within populations, education for global consumerism rather than civic participation)." -- DISTANCE LEARNING COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE Global Perspectives on E-Learning offers an authoritative compendium of online teaching and learning in a cross-section of nations around the world. This is a state-of-the-art review of promising online programs by authors who have participated in the movement. Rarely do we find such current and authoritative information about educational technology developments in more than a dozen countries in six continents. Don Ely, Syracuse University   We need more critical and reflective texts on distance education and its evolution within a global framework. The authors provide the reader a social and political context for thinking about global education. Roberto Muffoletto, Appalachian State University Global Perspectives on E-Learning is a fascinating expedition on the road to democratizing online/distance learning through the dichotomy of rhetoric and social realities in countries around the world. Paul Gathercoal, California Lutheran University I think this is an excellent text. It provides the reader with a broad international perspective of distance education, something that is in short supply. Chris Zirkle, College of Education, Ohio State University E-learning is growing around the world, with applications from schools to non-profits to business and industry and, of course, higher education. It has been heralded as the next democratizing force in education for offering access regardless of physical limitations, job status, geography, etc. It has also been challenged as representative of the myth of meritocracy for exacerbating the view that education alone rectifies failures to meet social needs. Further, the financial incentive to privatize education leads many to question its democratic merits. Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality presents several cases of international online education and the rhetoric that surrounds this form of teaching and learning. Editor Alison A. Carr-Chellman examines the impact of online distance education throughout the world in an effort to understand more deeply the merits of such initiatives. Written from a critical perspective, the book sheds light on some of the problems faced by international distance educators. It particularly focuses on who benefits, and who does not, by the advance of international e-learning and how we can respond to the needs of the disenfranchised. This book is intended to supplement what has to this point been largely a positive, how-to literature in distance education. It offers a balanced perspective on the p

Alison A. Carr-Chellman is an Associate Professor of Education, currently serving as the Professor in charge of the Instructional Systems program in the Department of Learning and Performance Systems. She earned her doctorate at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she studied Instructional Systems Technology with an emphasis in Educational Systems Design. She is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she received an undergraduate degree and a masters in Education. She taught elementary school and worked in business and industry prior to taking on her current position. Her research interests include critiques of distance education and e-learning, systems theory and thinking, educational systems design, critical systems, and user-design. She resides outside of State College with her three children ages two, two, and one, her husband and in-laws on a family farm.

Introduction
Online Education in Asia: An Analysis of China, Taiwan, and India
China's Online Education: Rhetoric and Realities
The Gap Between E-Learning Availability and E-Learning Industry Development in Taiwan
The Distance in Education and Online Technologies in India
Online Education in Europe: An Analysis of Ireland, UK, Turkey and International Study Circles
Online Learning and Differential Participation in a Democratic Society: Ireland as a Case Study
E-Learning Democracy and Social Exclusion-Issues of Access and Retention in the UK
International Study Circles
A Critical Look at Distance Education in Turkey
Online Education in North America: An Analysis of the U.S. and Canadian Contributions
Canada's SchoolNet: Wiring Up Schools?
The New Frontier: Web-Based Education in US Culture
Online Education Down Under: An Analysis of Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia
New Zealand: Is Online Education a Highway to the Future?
Towards Borderless Virtual Learning in Higher Education
Online Education in Africa: An Analysis of Namibia and Sub-Saharan Africa
Development and Democracy in Namibia: The Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
Can You Lead From Behind? Critical Reflections on the Rhetoric of E-Learning, Open Distance Learning and ICTs for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
Stalled: E-Learning as Thwarted Innovation
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