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Online learning and supporting students: new possibilities

Mason, Robin (2002). Online learning and supporting students: new possibilities. In: Tait, Alan and Mills, Roger eds. Rethinking learner support in distance education: change and continuity in an international context. London: Routledge Falmer, pp. 90–101.

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Abstract

Since the 1970s, the Open University (OU) has pioneered the concept of supported open learning in which adult students are provided with a range of systems and supports to help them overcome the loneliness of studying at a distance. Examples include: face-to-face tutorials, regional centres, counselling services, pre-course packs and study skills advice and training. However, the advent of on-line courses and virtual institutions since the 1990s raises the question all over again, about the responsibilities of universities towards their students.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-415-30144-0, 978-0-415-30144-2
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Other Departments > Other Departments
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 801
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 26 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/801
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