ISBN 9788175541801,Access & Equity: Challenges for Open and Distance Learning

Access & Equity: Challenges for Open and Distance Learning


Suresh Garg


Kogan Page Ltd



Kogan Page Ltd

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788175541801

ISBN-10 8175541806


Number of Pages 346 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

The emergence of the system of open and distance education is an inevitable and phenomenal evolution in the history of education developments internationally. Access & Equity: Challenges for Open and Distance Learning crystallizes the emerging concerns of the open and distance learning institutions the world over. In the past few decades, a proliferation in the number of ODL institutions and courses/programmes offerings has resulted in exponential growth in student enrollment in the system. The system is poised for further expansion in the coming years as its virtually unlimited potential to impart education to anybody, anywhere and anytime is being recognized by educationists, policy makers and planners. There is however a large body of learners that has yet to be reached and providing access to them while ensuring equity poses definite challenges for the ODL system. The ODL system has the capacity to integrate the state-of-the-art technologies with the time-tested methodologies