Planning for sustainability

Peters, G.; Tau, Daniel R. and Mensah, Frances J. (2005). Planning for sustainability. In: Hope, Andrea and Guiton, Patrick eds. Strategies for Sustainable Open and Distance Learning. World review of distance education and open learning (6). London, UK: The Commonwealth of Learning & RoutledgeFalmer, pp. 291–51.




This chapter argues that careful planning is the key to sustainability. It emphasises that the goal of successful planning is the constructive alignment of context, activities and execution, and that failure to pay heed to the specific political, economic, social, educational and technological context in building organisational structures and course delivery, student support and quality assurance systems may result in a failure to thrive.

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