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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

February 2008 Volume 12, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. BRICS and Clicks

    Mary Bold, Lillian Chenoweth & Nirisha K. Garimella

    Projections for the global economy frequently center on the BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India, and China. As futurists and economists alike define and re-define both formal and informal... More

    pp. 5-25

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  2. Microfranchising Microlearning Centers: A Sustainable Model for Expanding the Right to Education in Developing Countries?

    Tiffany Zenith Ivins

    While availability of information and access to it enables education in developing countries, information alone does not secure transmission of knowledge--especially to remote learners in low-tech,... More

    pp. 27-35

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  3. Determined to Learn: Accessing Education despite Life-Threatening Disasters

    Claudine SchWeber

    The "right to education" proclaimed by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights requires access to learning as well as the support systems. Since access can be interrupted by various... More

    pp. 37-43

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  4. If Higher Education is a Right, and Distance Education is the Answer, Then Who Will Pay?

    Katrina A. Meyer

    If higher education is a right, and distance education is the avenue for making higher education universally available, then who shall pay? This article asks (1) can state governments in the United... More

    pp. 45-68

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  5. Open Educational Resources for Blended Learning in High Schools: Overcoming Impediments in Developing Countries

    Richard C. Larson & M Elizabeth Murray

    With today's computer and telecommunications technologies, every young person can have a quality education regardless of his or her place of birth. This is the dream that Open Educational Resources... More

    pp. 85-103

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  6. Access to Education with Online Learning and Open Educational Resources: Can They Close the Gap?

    Christine Geith & Karen Vignare

    One of the key concepts in the right to education is access: access to the means to fully develop as human beings as well as access to the means to gain skills, knowledge and credentials. This is... More

    pp. 105-126

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  7. An Online Learning Model to Facilitate Learners' Rights to Education

    Lin Lin

    This paper connects an online learning model to the rights to education that the online educational environments can provide. The model emerges from a study of ninety-two online learners and is... More

    pp. 127-143

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