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Online Learning Journal

Feb 07, 2008 Volume 12, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Support for Study: Online Educational Environments and the Rights to Education

    Lin Lin & Karen Swan

    This paper uses an online learning conceptual framework to examine the “rights to education\u201d that the current online educational environments could provide. The conceptual framework is... More

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

    Katrina 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

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  3. Bringing the Real World of Science to Children: A Partnership of the American Museum of Natural History and the City University of New York

    Anthony Picciano & Robert Steiner

    Every child has a right to an education. In the United States, the issue is not necessarily about access to a school but access to a quality education. With strict compulsory education laws, more... More

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  4. BRICS AND CLICKS

    Mary Bold, Nirisha Garimella, Nirisha Garimella, Lillian Chenoweth & Lillian Chenoweth

    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

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  5. Determined to Learn: Accessing Education Despite Life-Threatening Disasters

    Claudine SchWeber

    The \u2018right to education\u2019 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... More

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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

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  7. MICROFRANCHISING MICROLEARNING CENTERS: A SUSTAINABLE MODEL FOR EXPANDING THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES?

    Tiffany Ivins

    While availability of information and access to it enables education in developing countries, information alone does not secure transmission of knowledge \u2013 especially to remote learners in low... More

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  8. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR BLENDED LEARNING IN HIGH SCHOOLS: OVERCOMING IMPEDIMENTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

    Richard Larson & M. Murray

    In mid-October 2004, we had the privilege of visiting schools in the isolated and economically depressed villages of the Yuanzhou District in Ningxia Province, China. These schools were so poor... More

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