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The role of study centres for academic support in distance education


Kember, D and Dekkers, J, The role of study centres for academic support in distance education, Distance Education, 8, (1) pp. 4-17. ISSN 0158-7919 (1987) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1987 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/0158791870080101


The results of an extensive survey of distance education students are used in a discussion of whether external students desire academic support. The conclusion is that the overwhelming body of students consider academic support valuable in remediating problems with the study package. Meetings are more likely to be attended if they are lecturer/tutor initiated and focus on learning difficulties or problems encountered in interpreting the learning package.

Provision of academic support through study centres is compared to provision through residential schools. The facilities needed to offer academic support through study centres are discussed. Changes in the mode of offering academic support are considered in the light of developments in computer and communication technology.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Continuing and community education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Kember, D (Professor David Kember)
ID Code:129816
Year Published:1987
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-12-19
Last Modified:2019-01-08

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