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 in Europe: An Analysis of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Turkey, and International Study Circles
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
To the western mind, Europe is full of history, steadfastness, diligence. It is an old place. It's where we come from, but less often where we are going to. It is seen more as a place of poetry, literature, and art than as a place of innovation. It is somehow fitting, then, that one of the main themes in Simpson's chapter on e-learning in the United Kingdom is retention. For the Europeans, online learning is not just ...