This Handbook analyzes the origins, contributions, and interpretations of international education. The authors identify approaches to research that will enhance our knowledge and understanding of the field, and extend and even redraw it, on the basis of the research evidence presented. Key features includes a historical overview of the ways in which the term "international education" has been interpreted; the theoretical interpretation of international education in its current context; international education in practice: exploration of the issues in terms of students, curricula, pedagogies, and organizing formal institutions; and conceptual challenges for international education in the future.

Technology, Globalization and Distance Education: Pedagogical Models and Constructs

Technology, Globalization and Distance Education: Pedagogical Models and Constructs

Technology, globalization and distance education: Pedagogical models and constructs
NadaDabbagh and Angela D. Benson

Telecommunications technology has radically changed the way we learn. Internet connectivity and the World Wide Web's universal browser protocol have paved the way to widespread collaborative activities and information-sharing capabilities that until only a few years ago were not perceived possible (Dabbagh and Bannan-Ritland 2005). How have these new technologies impacted distance education? More specifically, how have they influenced the implementation of distance education programmes and initiatives that combine local requirements and international imperatives? This chapter describes the general characteristics and pedagogical trends that permeate traditional distance education and introduces distributed learning as an overarching conceptual framework that enables a global and international perspective ...

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