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Broadband: A Solution for Rural e-Learning?


IRRODL Volume 5, Number 1, ISSN 1492-3831 Publisher: Athabasca University Press


Rural and remote learners are disadvantaged even with online provision due to poor connections. Broadband offers a potential solution. This paper looks at the initial results of a project to install broadband services in the Western Isles of Scotland. It focuses on the educational potential of broadband and the design implications for online courses. It also considers more informal kinds of learning that broadband facilitates in rural areas. Keywords: broadband, rural development, e-learning, online communication, e-learning course design


Mason, R. & Rennie, F. (2004). Broadband: A Solution for Rural e-Learning?. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 5(1),. Athabasca University Press. Retrieved January 23, 2020 from .


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