This book will open your mind to the changing experience of schooling, and highlights new and different ways to help those whose needs simply don’t fit into the usual mould.  With contributions from leading academics from Canada, America, the UK, the Netherlands, and Australia, this internationally-minded book helps the reader to reflect on the ways young people are taught, and presents possible alternative approaches. Global social and economic changes and technological developments are driving the need for change within education, so that we can better cater for a diversity of young people. This book offers an overview of where we are now and where we might want to go in the future. 

E-Learning Technologies and Remote Students

E-learning technologies and remote students

This chapter aims to:

  • outline the findings on a research study into the introduction of interactive distance e-learning for remote and isolated communities in Australia;
  • illustrate the ways in which access to interactive distance e-learning has provided unique and innovative opportunities for education and training to individuals and communities from primary school to adult re-entry; and
  • reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of interactive distance e-learning as an example of providing hope to geographically disadvantaged individuals and groups, within a complex and testing physical and interpersonal environment.

This chapter will provide a policy and practice analysis of the Interactive E-Learning Distance Education (IDeL) project in rural and remote Australia, a joint undertaking between the Australian government, the governments of New ...

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