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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 ...

Online Education in North America: An analysis of the U.S. and Canadian Contributions
Online education in North America: An analysis of the U.S. and Canadian contributions

Liberty without learning is always in peril; Learning without liberty is always in vain.

John F. Kennedy

Naturally, North American online learning is strongly influenced by the United States. But here, we benefit from an understanding not only of the United States' issues but also those of Canada. Shade and Dechief's chapter, which highlights issues associated with online learning in Canadian public schools, focuses on K-12 delivery issues. Carr-Chellman's approach to understanding the boon and bust of online learning in the United States takes primarily a sociocultural perspective.

In the case of the United States, the primary concern for those who are left ...

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