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Rethinking Learner Support in Distance Education: Change and Continuity in an International Context.


reviewed by Jennifer McLean ó 2004

coverTitle: Rethinking Learner Support in Distance Education: Change and Continuity in an International Context.
Author(s): Alan Tait & Roger Mills (Editors)
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415301440 , Pages: 224, Year: 2003
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Alan Tait has written extensively on the role of learner support in scaffolding student success in open and distance learning.† As a senior lecturer and Sub Dean in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at the Open University, Tait has a range of experience as both a member faculty and an administrator and knows well that the challenge of implementing true learner support is a far greater challenge than pontificating about it.† Similarly, Roger Mills has been a long time champion of learner support in open and distance education environments.††† † Following Tait and Millís 1999 book, The Convergence of Distance and Conventional Education: Patterns of Flexibility for the Individual Learner, this new text in the Routledge/Falmer Studies in Distance Education Series examines those elements that contribute to student success both in and outside the classroom.† Rethinking Learner Support in Distance Education is a compilation of 16 essays, position papers, and case studies collected from practitioners and scholars from around the world including the UK, USA, Japan,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 2, 2004, p. 411-413
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11198, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 11:50:13 PM

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  • Jennifer McLean
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
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    JENNIFER McLEAN is the Director of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
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