Flexibility beyond time and place: stretching the opening the course

Wim de Boer, Betty Collis

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Quality Dialogue: Integrating Quality Cultures in Flexible, Distance and eLearning
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 EDEN Annual Conference, held in Rhodes, Greece, 15-18 June, 2003
    EditorsAndrás Szűcs, Erwin Wagner
    Place of PublicationBudapest, Bulgaria
    PublisherEuropean Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN)
    Pages96-101
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventEuropean Distance and e-Learning Network Annual Conference, EDEN 2003 - Rhodes, Greece
    Duration: 15 Jun 200318 Jun 2003

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Distance and e-Learning Network Annual Conference, EDEN 2003
    Abbreviated titleEDEN
    CountryGreece
    CityRhodes
    Period15/06/0318/06/03

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    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).