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

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posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Terry EvansTerry Evans, Peter Smith
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.

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Title of book

Flexible pedagogy, flexible practice : notes from the trenches of distance education

Chapter number

17

Pagination

231 - 242

Publisher

Athabasca University Press

Place of publication

Edmonton, Alb.

ISBN-13

9781926836201

ISBN-10

1926836200

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1.1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2011, Athabasca University Press

Extent

23

Editor/Contributor(s)

E Burge, C Gibson, T Gibson

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