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Vocational education and training at a distance : transformation to flexible delivery

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This chapter will explore the position that distance education has held in the past in Australian vocational education and training (VET) and how that position has developed and transformed over the past couple of decades. It is argued here that after a period of VET provision through distance education that was largely based around an earlier centralised model, VET was early to recognise the potential that new technologies in distance education had for VET learners and learning. Concurrently there was recognition of the substantial limitations a centralised model of distance education posed for new demands on VET. Economic imperatives also contributed to what became a revolution in VET and its delivery to learners.
The chapter identifies these developments and the factors that have contributed to them, and tracks the transition of Australian VET distance education as it transformed away from centralised distance education provision towards its more recent forms of locally provided flexible delivery and blended learning.

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Chapter number

10

Pagination

185-202

ISBN-13

9780080447179

ISBN-10

0080447171

Edition

1st

Language

eng

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Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner. This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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B1 Book chapter

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2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Extent

46

Editor/Contributor(s)

Evans T, Haughey M, Murphy D

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Place of publication

Bingley, England

Title of book

International handbook of distance education

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