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In Asia, Distance Education (DE) is providing major solutions in the areas of education and training. DE methods that are standard in other parts of the world, however, have yet to demonstrate their full potential in Asia. Covering nine DE projects by 39 researchers from 13 countries, this book analyzes the DE scenario in Asia, the successes, the failures, and the reasons behind them.

This book is a unique collation of the results of studies of educational technologies across an extensive network of Asian countries. It also provides a useful snapshot of DE's development in Asia in the early years of the 21st century. The surveys reported cover different DE contexts, methodologies, and levels of generalisability, and add to the existing scholarship on the subject by providing previously unavailable, firm evidence about DE's prospects in Asia.

The contributors give important recommendations that can be translated into practical and political actions to help solve critical socio-economic problems of Asia as well as other parts of the world.

Training Asian Instructional Designers
Training Asian instructional designers
The Philippines: FelixLibrero (sub-project leader)

The effective presentation and delivery of instructional materials depends on guidelines for instructional design (ID). The teachers and resource personnel who create the materials require training in these principles and in the design skills required by new technologies. The current study has surveyed the types of training received by instructional designers in Asian educational institutions, and the design models, if any, that they typically use. Based on the survey's results, a series of training modules is recommended for the general improvement of instructional design skills (ID) in Asia.

In Asia, there are varied levels of understanding of the ID concept, from a simple process of preparing materials for instructional use to a more general conception ...

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