Growing an E-Learning Programme for Rural Adults: A Case Study

Kenny, Michael (2006) Growing an E-Learning Programme for Rural Adults: A Case Study. In: AISHE - All Ireland Society for Higher Education conference 2006.

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This paper describes an e-learning third level diploma and degree course program delivered all over Ireland during 1996-2006 to rurally remote adults wishing to achieve a higher education qualification and to contribute to the development of their rural areas. The paper explores distance learning, e-learning, and lifelong learning outlining; · How did this programme emerge? · How was it designed, managed, presented and assessed? · Who are the learners? · What learning media are used? · What is the method? · What is the impact?, and · What are the lessons learned? The paper presents a brief case study of the bachelor in science in rural development degree (BSc) arising from consultations with 20 participants of the course addressing; · Their experience of e-learning. · The contribution of this e-learning course to their transformation and progression. · The impact of lifelong learning, through this e-learning course to their hope for the future. The findings seeks to illustrate the contribution of e-learning to lifelong learning as a model of educating “into” and “in” community, rather than educating “out of” community.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: E-Learning; Rural Adults; AISHE;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
Item ID: 1067
Depositing User: Mr. Michael Kenny
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2008 15:25
Refereed: No

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