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E-learning, democracy and social exclusion: Issues of access and retention in the United Kingdom

Simpson, Ormond (2005). E-learning, democracy and social exclusion: Issues of access and retention in the United Kingdom. In: Carr-Chelman, Alison A. ed. Global perspectives on E-learning: rhetoric and reality. USA: Sage Publications, Inc., pp. 89–100.

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Abstract

This chapter surveys the current stae of e-learning in the UK with particular reference to issues of access and retention. It concludes that some of the expectations surrounding e-learning's supposed potential to revolutionise learning and teaching, remove barriers to learning and reduce costs, are unlikely to be fulfilled in the near future without a great deal of imaginative consideration of its current problems.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-4129-0488-9, 978-1-4129-0488-9
Keywords: e-learning; online learning; social exclusion; retention; costs; access; widening participation;
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6781
Depositing User: Ormond Simpson
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6781
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