ISBN 9788132105619,Distance Education Technologies in Asia

Distance Education Technologies in Asia


Jon Baggaley


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788132105619

ISBN-10 8132105613

Hard Back

Number of Pages 308 Pages
Language (English)


In Asia, Distance Education (DE) is providing major solutions in the areas of education and training. DE methods that are standard in other parts of the world, however, have yet to demonstrate their full potential in Asia. Covering nine DE projects by 39 researchers from 13 countries, this book analyses the DE scenario in Asia, the successes, the failures and the reasons behind them. This book is a unique collation of the results of studies of educational technologies across an extensive network of Asian countries. It also provides a useful snapshot of DE?s development in Asia in the early years of the 21st century. The surveys reported cover different DE contexts, methodologies, and levels of generalisability, and add to the existing scholarship on the subject by providing previously unavailable, firm evidence about DE?s prospects in Asia. The contributors give important recommendations that can be translated into practical and political actions to help solve critical socio-economic problems of Asia as well as other parts of the world. Table of Contents I: THE EMERGENCE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION IN SOUTH ASIA Bhutan SANGAY JAMTSHO and SONAM RINCHEN India SANJAYA MISHRA and ZEBA KHAN Pakistan: NAZIR A SANGI and SHEERAZ AHMED Sri Lanka: V K SAMARANAYAKE, P WIMALARATNE, K P HEWAGAMAGE and DILHARI ATTYGALLE II: ACCESSIBILITY, ACCEPTANCE AND EFFECTS OF DISTANCE EDUCATION IN SOUTH ASIA Bhutan: SANGAY JAMTSHO and SONAM RINCHEN Pakistan: NAZIR A SANGI and SHEERAZ AHMED Sri Lanka: GIHAN N WIKRAMANAYAKE, P WIMALARATNE, K P HEWAGAMAGE and DILHARI ATTYGALLE III: DEVELOPMENT OF ICT-BASED DISTANCE EDUCATION IN BHUTAN Bhutan: SANGAY JAMTSHO Canada: MARK BULLEN IV: E-LEARNING IN CHINESE SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES China: CHEN LI, ,WANG NAN and CHEN HUI NA V: ATTITUDES TO DISTANCE EDUCATION IN CHINA China: CHEN LI and WANG NAN VI: DISTANCE EDUCATION POLICY AND PRACTICE IN MONGOLIA Mongolia: AMARSAIKHAN DASHTSEREN and OYUN SANJAA Hong Kong: WEIYUAN ZHANG VII : DISTANCE EDUCATION POLICY AND AWARENESS IN CAMBODIA, LAO PDR AND VIETNAM Cambodia: DOUNG VUTH and CHHUON CHANTHAN Lao PDR: SOMPHONE PHANOUSITH and PHONPASIT PHISSAMAY Viet Nam: TRAN THI TAI and VU THE BINH VIII: OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE FOR LEARNING MANAGEMENT Mongolia: BATPUREV BATCHULUUN Sri Lanka: K P HEWAGAMAGE, K H R A PEIRIS and W A U C WEERAKOON IX: DEVELOPING AN ASIAN LEARNING OBJECT REPOSITORY Cambodia: CHHUON CHANTHAN Indonesia: A P HARDHONO and TIAN BELAWATI Thailand: SUNEE SILPHIPHAT and TANIT PUSIRI X: MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN NONFORMAL DISTANCE EDUCATION The Philippines: ANGELO JUAN O RAMOS and JEROME P TRI ONA XI: TRAINING ASIAN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNERS The Philippines: FELIX LIBRERO XII: E-ASSESSMENT METHODS FOR STUDENT EVALUATION IN ASIA Pakistan: NAZIR A SANGI References