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Distance Education

Edited by Paul Birevu Muyinda

Makerere University, Uganda

Education has become the number one demanded commodity for social and economic transformation for both developing and developed economies. Thus the number of persons going and returning to school has become too big to be handled by existing brick and mortar learning institutions. Besides, the majority of lifelong learners do not have the time to become full-time students. Distance education is becoming the solution to the aforementioned challenges. It has been defined as the mode of study where the learner is separated in time and space from the institution and tutors providing the tuition.

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Distance EducationEdited by Paul Birevu Muyinda

Published: September 19th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/3097

ISBN: 978-953-51-0756-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5137-1

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

24972 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

16 Dimensions Citations


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1. Strategic Decision of Non-Profit State Universities: Turning to Open and Distance Education

By Ali Rıza Erdem


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2. Open and Distance Learning: Achievements and Challenges in a Developing Sub-Educational Sector in Africa

By Idowu Biao


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3. Bridging the Distance: The Pedagogy of Mobile Learning in Supporting Distance Learners

By Mpine E. Makoe


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4. Virtual Reality Applied in Distance Education

By Adriana Soares Pereira and Sandra Dutra Piovesan


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5. E-Learning in Chemical Education

By Ana Maria Josceanu, Raluca Daniela Isopescu, Paula Postelnicescu, Anca Madalina Dumitrescu and Razvan Onofrei


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6. Virtual Reality Technology as an Didactical and Pedagogical Resource in Distance Education for Professional Training

By Elomar Christina Vieira Castilho Barilli


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7. Quality Assurance in Distance Education in Brazil

By Ana Alice Vilas Boas, Thair Hamtini, Patricia Aparecida Ferreira and Renata Pedretti Morais Furtado


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8. Generations of Distance Education and Challenges of Distance Education Institutions in Japanese Higher Education

By Kumiko Aoki


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9. Locational Dynamics Influencing the Information Environment of Distance Learners in Botswana

By Olugbade Oladokun


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10. Study Mode Does Not Matter: MLearning Can Support Internal and Distance Learners

By Paul B. Muyinda, Jude T. Lubega, Kathy Lynch and Theo van der Weide


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