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Towards a Commonwealth of Learning: A proposal to create the University of the Commonwealth for Co-operation in Distance Education  

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Categories: Education

ISBN No: 978-0-85092-311-7

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: 1987
Number of Pages: 84

Status: Out of print

Price: £ 6.00    [Currency converter]  


Description

Report of the Expert Group on Commonwealth Co-operation in Distance Education and Open Learning that proposes the creation of a University of the Commonwealth for co-operation in distance education, itself working closely with, and forging an effective partnership between, a wide variety of institutions through the Commonwealth. The Group shows not only how technologies could be harnessed on a Commonwealth-wide basis, but how teaching materials could be pooled and shared to become a Commonwealth-wide resource, freeing individual learners throughout the Commonwealth from the constraints of distance and the need to study at a present place or time.

Contents

Foreword by the Commonwealth Secretary-General

Letter of Presentation

Members of the Group

Summary

 

Introduction: Terms of reference and method of working

1. The challenge

2. Needs and opportunities

3. Communications technologies

4. Patterns of co-operation

5. The proposal

 

Appendices