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Productivity Growth in Higher Education

Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman

in Why Does College Cost So Much?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744503
eISBN:
9780199866168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744503.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter analyzes the possibilities for productivity growth in higher education. Distance education using the Internet is growing quite rapidly, and this new technology could represent a major ... More


e-Learning in Higher Education in China: An Overview

Kang Feiyu and Song Gilsun

in e-Learning Initiatives in China: Pedagogy, Policy and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098671
eISBN:
9789882206861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098671.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides background information on e-learning in China, focusing primarily on its historical development and current scope. It identifies the factors that have influenced the development ... More


The Digital Divide of Telephones and the Internet *

Eric Harwit

in China's Telecommunications Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233748
eISBN:
9780191715556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233748.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter first puts the case of China's ‘digital divide’ in a comparative development context, and considers past studies of the importance of telecommunications spread to areas of low ... More


Research Conversations

Brad Mehlenbacher

in Instruction and Technology: Designs for Everyday Learning

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013949
eISBN:
9780262289634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013949.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reviews and examines the enormous efforts of researchers interested in instruction and learning with technology in general and distance education in particular. A major part discusses ... More


Satellite Networks and Services: Solutions for Pan-India Coverage

Varadharajan Sridhar

in The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075530
eISBN:
9780199081042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075530.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the technologies, market structure, and regulatory issues of Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs). These networks if interconnected to other networks such as the Public ... More


Engaging Academic IT

Stuart A. Selber

in Institutional Literacies: Engaging Academic IT Contexts for Writing and Communication

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226699202
eISBN:
9780226699486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226699486.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter applies my approach to academic IT engagement in two institutional locations: university makerspaces and a distance education portfolio. My approach has three parts. First, I ask ... More


Instruction and Technology: Designs for Everyday Learning

Brad Mehlenbacher

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013949
eISBN:
9780262289634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013949.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The perpetual connectivity made possible by twenty-first-century technology has profoundly affected instruction and learning. Emerging technologies that upend traditional notions of communication and ... More


French Studies at the Open University: Pointers to the Future

Jim Coleman and Elodie Vialleton

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses French Studies at the Open University. There are close to 10,000 language students a year, which translates into over 3,000 full-time equivalent student (FTEs) numbers. In ... More


Taking advantage of technology

Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff, and Martha C. Monroe

in Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198716686
eISBN:
9780191797477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716686.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Educational technology, such as radio, television, and the Internet, can dramatically increase the number of people who can be reached with conservation messages. It also allows audiences to ... More


The Last Flicker (Pallam Raju’s Stint)

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes how the UPA Government had reached the terminal stage when Pallam Raju assumed charge as Minister, MHRD, and how in spite of heavy odds made the best of a bad job, and ... More


Opportunities and Challenges of Technologically Enhanced Programmes: Online and Blended Learning at King's College London

Dominique Borel

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes King's College London's online MA/PGDip in French Language and Culture programme. The programme, launched in October 2009, is believed to be the only truly entirely online ... More


Developing an Online Curriculum in Psychology: Practical Advice from a Departmental Initiative

Jeffrey L. Helms, Pam Marek, Christopher K. Randall, Daniel T. Rogers, Lauren A. Taglialatela, and Adrienne L. Williamson

in Best Practices for Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Connecting to Psychology and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733187
eISBN:
9780190255824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733187.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses how both departments and individuals can incorporate effective practices in online course development and instruction. It is organized into five sections covering the critical ... More


Culturetheque: A New Tool for French Culture

Laurence Auer

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the development of the digital platform called Culturetheque, launched on 27 May 2010 by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni. Culturetheque offers French culture at home, on ... More


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