Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality presents several cases of international online education and the rhetoric that surrounds this form of teaching and learning. Editor Alison A. Carr-Chellman examines the impact of online distance education throughout the world in an effort to understand more deeply the merits of such initiatives. Written from a critical perspective, the book sheds light on some of the problems faced by international distance educators. It particularly focuses on who benefits, and who does not, by the advance of international e-learning and how we can respond to the needs of the disenfranchised. This book is intended to supplement what has to this point been largely a positive, how-to literature in distance education. It offers a balanced perspective on the problems and possibilities of distance education worldwide.

Online Education Down Under: An Analysis of Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia

Online Education Down Under: An Analysis of Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia
Online education down under: An analysis of Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia

“Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.”

—Charles Schultz

Australia is a land of wit and fervor. New Zealand is a place of great pride and independence, innovation, and egalitarianism. In many ways, Australia and New Zealand are perhaps the cultures most similar to America. These countries value independence and individualism. Perhaps because of a similar history as British colonies finding independence relatively recently (as history goes), the connection with the United States is fairly strong. However, the culture is markedly different. Perhaps partially because of Captain Cook's history there, a great navigator and explorer, or perhaps because ...

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