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Distance learners’ study-related interactions with other people in their life-contexts: investigating an unexplored phenomenon

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posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by S Watson
Distance learners are typically embedded within rich and complex life-contexts that comprise family, friends, work colleagues, and community connections. However, relatively few studies explore the interplay between distance learners’ life-contexts and their studies and none examine the study-related interactions distance learners engage in with other people in their life-contexts. Changes currently occurring in the higher education sector, including the emergence of postgraduate lifelong learners, mean this position is becoming untenable. This research note provides an overview of a study currently under development that is intended to shed light on this unexplored phenomena.

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Title of book

Outlooks and opportunities in blended and distance learning

Series

Advances in mobile and distance learning (AMDL) book series

Chapter number

21

Pagination

294 - 300

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey, Pennsylvania

ISSN

2327-1892

eISSN

2327-1906

ISBN-13

9781466642072

ISBN-10

1466642076

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2013, IGI Global

Extent

29

Editor/Contributor(s)

B Tynan, J Willems, R James

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