The fog of flexibility : the riskiness of flexible post-secondary education in Australia

Evans, Terry and Smith, Peter 2011, The fog of flexibility : the riskiness of flexible post-secondary education in Australia, in Flexible pedagogy, flexible practice : notes from the trenches of distance education, Athabasca University Press, Edmonton, Alb., pp.231-242.

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Title The fog of flexibility : the riskiness of flexible post-secondary education in Australia
Author(s) Evans, Terry
Smith, Peter
Title of book Flexible pedagogy, flexible practice : notes from the trenches of distance education
Editor(s) Burge, Elizabeth
Gibson, Chere
Gibson, Terry
Publication date 2011
Chapter number 17
Total chapters 23
Start page 231
End page 242
Total pages 12
Publisher Athabasca University Press
Place of Publication Edmonton, Alb.
Keyword(s) Flexible learning
flexible delivery
flexible pedagogy
Summary This chapter considers the political, social and technological features contributing to the rise of distance education in 20th Century Australia and to its dissolution in the early 21st Century. The discussion considers both international trends and influences, and particularly the Australian experiences that created the foggy mélange: external studies, extension studies, off-campus studies, open campus, open learning, flexible learning, flexible delivery, distance learning, distance education, correspondence learning, online learning, e-learning etc. The fogginess of the terminology reflects the ‘buzz-word’ politics of the turn-of-the-century governments, their bureaucracies and bureaucratese, and of the commercial world, its marketers and advertising slogans.
ISBN 1926836200
9781926836201
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2011, Athabasca University Press
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