Leading ODL Futures in the Eternal
Triangle: The Mega-University
Response to the Greatest Moral
Challenge of Our Age
|•||What is the state of tertiary education provision around the world? When examining the imbalances between global supply of tertiary education and the magnitude of the moral demand for access, it is clear that the imperative of providing a decent education for all is the greatest moral challenge of our age. Thus, distance education will have to play an important role in helping to resolve this crisis.|
|•||Why have the large open learning systems used by the mega-universities been so successful? A clearer understanding of the drivers underpinning the success of the megauniversities in conjunction with an extrapolation of what this may tell us about ODL futures will provide insights into how we can start to tackle the looming higher education crisis on our planet.|
|•||What have we learned from the mega-university experience regarding the future of the university? Innovations that have the potential for radical transformation in society also very often include the potential for great risks for society. This section draws on the megauniversity experience with particular reference to technology futures for the university.|
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Publication information: Book title: Handbook of Distance Education. Contributors: Michael Grahame Moore - Editor, William G. Anderson - Editor. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ. Publication year: 2003. Page number: 811.
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