Open Classes and Access to Learning Opportunities for Young People in Rural Communities
In most countries some people live beyond major centres of population and, with the advance of e-learning, expect to receive the same educational opportunities as those who live in cities. For governments this raises the policy problem of justifying the provision of specialized teaching and learning resources in sparsely-populated areas that will be used by relatively few people. In rural Canada a solution has been found in the internet-based academic and administrative integration of small schools in rural communities so that they are able to share teachers, particularly those in specialized areas of the curriculum. The development of collaborative teaching and learning has been facilitated by these structures known as school district intranets. The purpose of creating open classes that link teachers and learners in small schools in rural communities is to extend educational and, ultimately, vocational opportunities, for young people. Internet-linked open classrooms that connect increasing numbers of rural students within school district intranets use traditional face to face and virtual teaching and learning. These open educational structures challenge the dominance of school size and location, enabling young people to meet in educational cyberspace to share experiences and collaborate in learning projects. // Paper ID 94
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Anoushka, Jha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-10)Report on the implementation of a digital training programme for rural weavers in 11 textile clusters of India. Implemented prior to and during the COVD-19 pandemic, the training programme marginally improved the livelihoods ...
Sakala, Gladys (2010-11)About 12.69 percent of the Zambian population have no access to formal education due to a number of factors such as poverty ,limited learning space etc.It is therefore imperative that government devises methods of education ...
Practical Approaches of Persuasion to Open and Distance Learning for Children and Young People in the Technology Enriched Era Navaneedhan, C Girija; Saraladevi, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)PCF5 Theme: Children & Youth // The main objective of the study is to highlight the significance of open and distance learning in teacher education. Many young graduates working as teachers pursue teacher education through ...
Saxena, Anurag (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)According to Baumel (2002), “20 percent of school age kids are poor readers and remain that way through their lifetime”. It has been proved repeatedly that reading is a language-based skill. Poor reading skills thus ...
Open and Distance Learning as Key to Children and Young People in Conflict Regions in Achieving Social Justice Keta, Eunice (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)The aim of this paper is to share experience on problems and challenges emerging in two major conflict districts in Kenya and learn from others through interaction in the forum. The experience shared has been derived ...