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History and heritage in open, flexible and distance education
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, , University of Otago

Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Volume 16, Number 2, ISSN 1179-7665 e-ISSN 1179-7665 Publisher: Distance Education Association of New Zealand

Abstract

Distance education’s history is a tremendous resource for all involved in distance education. Some aspects of that history provide enduring touchstones for present distance educators, creating a heritage that should not be overlooked as distance education continues to develop and expand. In this article we draw on the concept of generational frameworks to focus on particular developments that have shaped and continue to shape distance education. From those developments we identify and discuss seven elements that serve as the core features of the heritage that underpins our distance education practice. We challenge current distance educators to identify their own heritage elements and build on them as they contribute to the future of the discipline.

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Simpson, M. & Anderson, B. (2012). History and heritage in open, flexible and distance education. Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning, 16(2), 1-10. Distance Education Association of New Zealand. Retrieved April 20, 2019 from .

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The Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning is a publication of New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (DEANZ).

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