Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality
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Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality

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Alison A. Carr-Chellman
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Editor Alison A. Carr-Chellman examines the impact of online distance education throughout the world in an effort to understand more deeply the merits of such initiatives. Written from a critical perspective, Global Perspective on E-Learning sheds light on some of the problems faced by international distance educators.
Introduction - Alison A. Carr-Chellman
Online Education in Asia: An Analysis of China, Taiwan, and India - Alison A. Carr-Chellman
China's Online Education: Rhetoric and Realities - Ke Zhang
The Gap Between E-Learning Availability and E-Learning Industry Development in Taiwan - Jiang Jia qi
The Distance in Education and Online Technologies in India - Priya Sharma
Online Education in Europe: An Analysis of Ireland, UK, Turkey and International Study Circles - Alison A. Carr-Chellman
Online Learning and Differential Participation in a Democratic Society: Ireland as a Case Study - Sarah Fitzpatrick & Paul Conway
E-Learning Democracy and Social Exclusion-Issues of Access and Retention in the UK - Ormond Simpson
International Study Circles - Ben Salt
A Critical Look at Distance Education in Turkey - Husra Gursoy
Online Education in North America: An Analysis of the U.S. and Canadian Contributions - Alison A. Carr-Chellman
Canada's SchoolNet: Wiring Up Schools? - Leslie R. Shade & Diane Y. Dechief
The New Frontier: Web-Based Education in US Culture - Alison A. Carr-Chellman
Online Education Down Under: An Analysis of Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia - Alison A. Carr-Chellman
New Zealand: Is Online Education a Highway to the Future? - Bill Anderson
Towards Borderless Virtual Learning in Higher Education - Colin Latchem
Online Education in Africa: An Analysis of Namibia and Sub-Saharan Africa - Alison A. Carr-Chellman
Development and Democracy in Namibia: The Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) - R. Kavena Shalyef & Hilda Nakakuwa
Can You Lead From Behind? Critical Reflections on the Rhetoric of E-Learning, Open Distance Learning and ICTs for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) - Wayne Mackintosh
Stalled: E-Learning as Thwarted Innovation - Robert Zemsky & William F. Massy
Conclusion - Alison A. Carr-Chellman
`This is indeed a disturbing, informative and readable book. I commend it warmly to those who may wish to find out about developments in e-learning around the world; to those who have consciences which will be disturbed by much of what is highlighted and summarised here; to those willing to re-examine their optimism about the potential and implications of e-learning; and to those similarly willing to re-consider their pessimism.