is the first international series of volumes studying the field of distance
Founded by Desmond Keegan in 1992
Edited by Desmond Keegan from 1993 to 1996
Edited by Desmond Keegan (Dublin) and Alan Tait (Cambridge) from 1997
Published by RoutledgeFalmer in London and New York.
1 Theoretical principles of distance education edited by Desmond
closely planned study in which leading scholars examine the didactic, analytic,
academic, philosophical and technological underpinnings of distance education.
R Garrison (Canada), M Moore (USA), O Peters (Germany), C. Amundsen (Canada),
C Gibson (USA), L Sauvé (Canada), D Keegan (Ireland), J Sparkes
(UK), B Vertecchi (Italy), P Jarvis (UK), E Ljoså (Norway), T Nunan
(Australia), G Boyd (Canada), T Devlin (Ireland).
have been looking for a collection of theoretical essays like this for
several years to provide my masters students in distance education with
a comprehensive overview of the field'. K Stevens in New Zealand Journal
of Distance Education.
published: September 1993. ISBN 0-415-08942-5
2 Distance education: new perspectives edited by Keith Harry (UK),
Magnus John (Sierra Leone) and Desmond Keegan (Ireland)
authoritative selection of major contributions to the theory and practice
of distance education in the last decade.
Peters (Germany), M Moore (USA), F Henri (Canada) and A Kaye (UK), E Ljoså
(Norway), B Barker et al (USA), J Daniel (UK), D Keegan (Ireland), J Taylor
et al (Australia), G Rumble (UK), R Paul (Canada), B Vertecchi (Italy),
P Marland and R Store (Australia), V Vivian (Australia), A Bates (Canada),
B Scott (UK), G Ram Reddy (India), H Perraton (UK), Z Yuhui (China), S
Inquai (Ethiopia), I Mitchell (Australia), L Sauvé (Canada), J Jenkins
(UK), B Holmberg (Sweden).
editors have provided a valuable set of papers that has been subjected
to peer review, is well annotated, is topically indexed and which is wisely
limited to a specific historical period'. P Rossman in The American
Journal of Distance Education.
published: October 1993. ISBN 0-415-08941-7
3 Strategic alliances: collaboration in distance education edited
by Louise Moran (Australia) and Ian Mugridge (Canada)
on institutions in all parts of the world to collaborate have increased
dramatically but inter-institutional collaboration remains difficult.
Bottomley (Canada), J Brindely (Canada), J Calvert (Canada), M Croft (Canada),
G Dhanaragan (Malaysia), T Evans Australia), P Guiton (Australia), B King
(Australia), D McNeil (USA), R Paul (Canada), J Polhemus (Australia).
case studies are particularly valuable in pointing to the reasons for success
or failure'. A Christodoulou in the Foreword.
published: November 1993. ISBN 0-415-10098-4
4 The industrialization of teaching and learning: Otto Peters on distance
education edited by Desmond Keegan (Ireland)
Peters' theses on the industrialization of education pose fundamental challenges
to sociologists and educationists. All the major texts from 1965 to 1993
are included, most appearing in English for the first time. Edited, with
a concluding chapter, by Desmond Keegan.
published: April 1994. ISBN 0-415-10384-3
5 Theory and practice of distance education (2nd edition) by Börje
new edition of Holmberg's major study has been thoroughly updated both
by describing how practice has changed, and by examining recent research
in the field. Like the first edition, this book provides a comprehensive
survey of distance education, looking at it globally and discussing the
different lines of thought and models used.
published: February 1995. ISBN 0-415-11292-3
6 Technology, open learning and distance education by A W (Tony)
changes are needed in the post-secondary and workplace training systems
to meet the need for a higher skilled workforce, and for lifelong learning
in an increasing complex society. Recent technological developments provide
an opportunity for radical change through the application of open and distance
learning. Drawing on extensive experience at the Open University and in
North America, the author provides a practical decision-making framework
for analyzing the strengths
weaknesses of each technology, and offers the first comprehensive, comparative
cost analysis of each. He provides a vision of technology-based open learning
for the 21st century.
published: April 1995. ISBN 0-415-12799; 0-415-11682-1
7 Open and distance learning today edited by Fred Lockwood (United
contributions from leading scholars in the field, this book presents a
comprehensive account of research and development activities in open, distance
and flexible learning.
Hawkridge (UK), H Perraton (UK), B Koul (India), M Moore (USA), A W Bates
(Canada), A Morgan (UK), T Evans (Australia), D Harris (UK), T Vincent
(UK), C Latchem (Australia), D Keegan (Ireland), P Whalley (UK), A Kirkwood
(UK), B Zimmer (UK), L Burge (Canada), A Romiszowski (USA), M Thorpe (UK),
M Valcke and G Vuist (Netherlands), F Lockwood (UK), R Mason (UK), B Robinson
(UK), A Tait (UK), R Lewis (UK), P Aolto and M Jalana (Finland), J Reid
(New Zealand), J Hartley (UK), R Lowe (Australia), M Macdonald-Ross (UK),
J Dekkers and N Kemp (Australia), P Lefrere(UK), J Koumi (UK), E Chambers (UK), A Woodley (UK), J Calder (UK).
compendium of practice, experience, issues and references from a "who's
who" list of contributors that marks a major contribution to the literature
of open and distance education' G Farrell, Open Learning Agency, Canada.
is a handbook for successful revolutionaries. Between these covers the
world's foremost experts have distilled the lessons of the first generation
of open and distance learning.' Sir J Daniel, The Open University in the
published: May 1995. ISBN 0-415-12758-0; 0-415-12759-9
8 Foundations of distance education (3rd edition) by Desmond Keegan
third edition of this standard text is revised and updated and has been
used as a set text for courses on distance education in a number of universities.
Translated into Italian as Principi d'istruzione a distanza by La
Nuova Italia Editrice of Firenze in 1994, into Chinese as Yuan Juli
Jiao Yu Jichu by the Publishing House of the Central Chinese TV University,
Beijing, in 1996 and into Greek as Oi Basikes Arxes tns Avoiktns kai
ex Apostaseos Ekpaideisns by Metaixmio, Athens in 2001.
book has to be considered compulsory reading for anyone engaged or interested
in distance education'. B Holmberg in International Journal of Lifelong
published September 1996 ISBN 0-415-13909-0;
9 Opening education: policies from open and distance education edited
by Terry Evans and Daryl Nation (Australia)
book explores selected international examples of policy development and
implementation in the fields of open and distance education.
Haughey and J Roberts (Australia), V Jakupec (Australia), A Castro and
C Wong (Hong Kong), R Meighan (UK), M Campion (Australia), O Aabenhus (Denmark)
and B Kenworthy (Australia), J Hall (USA), R Johnson (Australia), A McIlroy
and R Walker (New Zealand), S Panda (India), T Evans and D Nation (Australia)
published 1997 ISBN O-415-14182-6, 0-415-14183-4
10 Staff development in open and flexible learning edited by Colin
Latchem (Curtin University of Technology, Australia) and Fred Lockwood,
(Open University of the United Kingdom)
book draws together the experiences, insights and findings of some of the
world's leading staff developers in distance and flexible education. It
is designed to provide an overview of the trends, influences and events
which are shaping the work of these professionals and the policy changes,
processes and outcomes that they are helping to bring about.
published 1997 ISBN 0-415-17390-6, 0-415-17376-0
11 Globalising education: trends and applications by Robin Mason,
Open University of the United Kingdom
education is a phenomenon poised to have a major impact on all providers
of higher education and training. Because of cutbacks in public funding
of universities, the development of virtual universities and the advent
of new educational providers from the commercial sector, the nature of
higher education provision is undergoing profound changes. Expansion into
global markets is a significant element in these changes.
published 1998 ISBN 0-415-18687-0, 0-415-18688-9
12 Convergence of distance and conventional education: patterns of flexibility
for the individual learner edited by Alan Tait and Roger Mills, Open
University of the United Kingdom
of flexibility for learners in the convergence of conventional and distance
Tait, R Mills, M Chambers, L Herman, A Mondell, S Johnston, D Kirkpatrick,
V Jakupec, R Powell, S Mc Guire, G Crawford, J O Rourke, P Rickwood, K
Stephens, D Thompson, R Vermees, G Young, D Marks-Moran.
published March 1999 ISBN 0415-194-27X, 0415-194288
13 Open and distance learning in the developing world by Hilary
Perraton (United Kingdom).
Perraton analyses and evaluates all aspects of distance education for developing
countries. The ten chapters engage critically with a range of topics including:
Development of distance education in non-formal education
The costs and economics of distance education
The impact of new technology and globalisation
Why governments have supported it and what they hope to get out of it.
published January 2000. ISBN 0-415-19419-9
14 Women and distance education by Christine von Prümmer (Fernuniversität,
importance of distance education and training for women. Von Prümmer
treats: studying outside the ivory tower; communication and the new technologies;
class and gender; the social mobility of women.
published June 2000. ISBN 0-415-23258-9.
15 Distance training; taking stock in a time of change by Desmond
Keegan addresses the tensions and interfaces in distance education between
technologies of the Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century,
technologies of an Electronics Revolution in the 1980s and the new mobile
and wireless technologies of the final years of the 20th century.
book studies the achievements of d-Learning, (distance learning) in open
universities and other institutions, both public and private today.
advent of e-Learning, with courses by satellite, videoconferencing and
on the World Wide Web is then addressed.
the impact of wireless telephony and wireless computing on distance education
and training is presented, for the first time in the literature.
published in September 2000. ISBN 0-475-23066-7.
16 Using Learning Technologies: International Perspectives on Practice
edited by Elizabeth J Burge and Margaret Haughey (Canada)
published August 2001. ISBN 0-415-21687-7
17 The Online Educator: a Guide to Creating the Virtual Classroom by
Margarita McVay Lynch (United States of America).
Online Educator gives a hands-on, how-to-do-it, treatment of all aspects
of e-Learning. At the start of the 21st century, the phenonomen
of corporate and government virtual universities is the major development
in education and training worldwide and this timely volume, from one of
the leading practitioners in the United States, will give readers a comprehensive
introduction to the subject. isbn 0-415-26397-7
published February 2002.
18 Planning and Developing Open and Distance Learning: a qwuality Assurance
Approach by Reginald F Melton (United Kingdom).
Melton, from the Institute of Educational Technology, of the Open University
of the United Kingdom, presents a comprehensive overview of the planning
and development necessary for successful distance learning.
published April 2002. ISBN 0-415-25481-7.
19 Rethinking Learner Support in Distance Education by Alan Tait
and Roger Mills (United Kingdom).
systems, whether electronic or not, have two characteristic operating systems
that are not characteristic of conventional education: the course development
sub-system and the student support services sub-system.
has been written about course development for distance and electronic learning.
This volume addresses the half of a distance or electronic education system,
which takes place once the course materials are prepared and students commence
published December 2002. ISBN 0-415-30143-2
20 Technology, Distributed Learning and Distance Education by A W (Tony)
many years, Tony Bates has been a leading authority on the use of technology
in university teaching and learning and this new volume addresses the issues
facing technology and universities in the 21st century.
is a completely revised, second edition of Volume 6 in this series.
First published May 2003. ISBN 0-415-28436-8.
by RoutledgeFalmer Ltd, New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE