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Broadband: a solution to rural e-learning?

Mason, Robin and Rennie, Frank (2004). Broadband: a solution to rural e-learning? International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 5(1)

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Abstract

Rural and remote learners are disadvantaged even with online provision due to poor connections. Broadband offers a potential solution. This paper looks at the initial results of a project to install broadband services in the Western Isles of Scotland. It focuses on the educational potential of broadband and the design implications for online courses. It also considers more informal kinds of learning that broadband facilitates in rural areas.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1492-3831
Keywords: broadband; rural development; e-learning; online communication; e-learning course design
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 807
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 25 May 2006
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 12:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/807
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