Open and Distance Education Theory Revisited

Implications for the Digital Era

  • Insung Jung

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Open and Distance Education book sub series (BRIEFSODE)

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About this book


This book explores foundational theories that have been applied in open and distance education (ODE) research and refined to reflect advances in research and practice. In addition, it develops new theories emerging from recent developments in ODE. The book provides a unique and up-to-date source of information for ODE scholars and graduate students, enabling them to make sense of essential theory, research and practice in their field, and to comprehend the gaps in, and need for further enquiry into, theoretical approaches in the digital era. It also offers theory-based advice and guidelines for practitioners, helping them make and justify decisions and actions concerning the development, implementation, research and evaluation of ODE.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Insung Jung
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EducationInternational Christian UniversityMitakaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7739-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7740-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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