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Colin Latchem

In: Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality

Chapter Eleven: Towards Borderless Virtual Learning in Higher Education

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Towards Borderless Virtual Learning in Higher Education
Towards borderless virtual learning in higher education
ColinLatchem

By definition, distance education is borderless, and as Blight, Davis, and Olsen (1999) show, enrollments in distance education programs have progressed from local to national to regional to international. Such a transition means that distance education can be a means of forging international networks and partnerships, internationalizing the curriculum, promoting virtual staff and student mobility, and generally encouraging higher education to become more international in its outlook.

As you read this chapter, reflect upon the following questions:

  • To what extent are globalization, satellite communications, and the Internet shrinking our world and bringing every nation to a fuller realization of where it stands in relation to others in terms of human capacity, understanding the world ...

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