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Lamy, Marie-Noëlle (2012). Où va la distance par des temps agités? Réponses d’une organisation distancielle : l’Open University. Distances et Savoirs, 9(4) pp. 611–618.

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Abstract

Où Marie-Noëlle Lamy envisage la problématique de la formation à distance en expliquant la façon dont l’Open University essaye de faire face au défi qui consiste à maintenir une entreprise rentable en assurant ses intérêts financiers tout en poursuivant un programme d’intégration sociale répondant aux véritables besoins sociaux de la population


Distance education is at an uncertain juncture: its expansion from specialised institutions to generic ones, now in harsh competition with the former, is concurrent with an unprecedented funding crisis affecting European and UK universities particularly. This article explains how the Open University is facing up to this conjuncture. A review of current strategies and future orientations aimed at achieving a balance between the university's commercial needs and its social mission is offered.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Not known
ISSN: 1765-0887
Extra Information: Text in French
Keywords: distance education
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 33768
Depositing User: Marie-Noëlle Lamy
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2012 08:55
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 09:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/33768
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