The field of education is changing, as the world is changing. Traditional and distance universities are in the process of providing quality education for rapidly diversifying student cohorts (Middlehurst, 2003). This change process is multi-faceted: broader and more diverse students, changing roles of instructors, more-flexible curricula, new delivery methods, new contacts between universities and other partners, and the globalization of higher education (Guri-Rosenblit, 1998). Bates (2001) argues that a mix of oncampus and flexible learning is an ideal mode of delivery for many of the new types of learners. He estimates that the lifelong learning market for formal university and college courses in knowledge-based economies is at least as great as the market for students leaving high school.
|Title of host publication||The Quality Dialogue: Integrating Quality Cultures in Flexible, Distance and eLearning|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 2003 EDEN Annual Conference, held in Rhodes, Greece, 15-18 June, 2003|
|Editors||András Szűcs, Erwin Wagner|
|Place of Publication||Budapest, Bulgaria|
|Publisher||European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN)|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||European Distance and e-Learning Network Annual Conference, EDEN 2003 - Rhodes, Greece|
Duration: 15 Jun 2003 → 18 Jun 2003
|Conference||European Distance and e-Learning Network Annual Conference, EDEN 2003|
|Period||15/06/03 → 18/06/03|
de Boer, W., & Collis, B. (2003). Flexibility beyond time and place: stretching the opening the course. In A. Szűcs, & E. Wagner (Eds.), The Quality Dialogue: Integrating Quality Cultures in Flexible, Distance and eLearning: Proceedings of the 2003 EDEN Annual Conference, held in Rhodes, Greece, 15-18 June, 2003 (pp. 96-101). Budapest, Bulgaria: European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN).