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.

Distance Education and Online Technologies in India

Distance education and online technologies in India

India ventured into distance education in the early 1960s with the introduction of correspondence courses to serve rural and underserved communities. The development of distance education systems became a priority during the era of postcolonial development and independence, when basic inequalities of the educational system were highlighted and educational discourse began to revolve around the concepts of popular education, integration of vernacular schooling systems, and equitable access. Initially, distance education began as an attempt to provide broader access to learning at lower costs than a traditional university. The first open and distance education university was established in 1982 and, as of 2001, India had 10 open universities and 62 centers of distance ...

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