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ICT-supported distance lifelong education to reach remote and marginalized groups in Asia

, International Christian University, Japan ; , Wawasan Open University, Malaysia ; , Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia ; , Virtual University of Pakistan, Pakistan

Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)


ICT- supported distance education opens up the potential for most Asian countries to boost education by overcoming the problem of access to lifelong learning and training faced by remote communities, people with various disadvantages and those who, for various reasons, cannot participate in conventional learning and training. This paper discusses key findings of the PANdora project which examined the effects and challenges of ICT uses in education for different socio-economic, cultural and gender groups in Asia, and introduces a follow-up project to further explore possibilities of various ICTs in providing open and quality lifelong education to remote, rural and marginalized communities in Asia.


Jung, I., Dhanarajan, G., Belawati, T. & Malik, N. (2010). ICT-supported distance lifelong education to reach remote and marginalized groups in Asia. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 3904-3909). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 21, 2019 from .

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