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close this bookDistance Education in Engineering for Developing Countries - Education Research Paper No. 13 (DFID, 1995, 102 p.)
close this folderSection 3: Trends in education
View the document3.1. Education and training
View the document3.2. Increasing demands and expense
View the document3.3. New technology for distance education
View the document3.4. Financial implications
View the document3.5. Current usage
View the document3.6. The way ahead?

3.3. New technology for distance education

There is no shortage of modes of delivery offering alternatives to the traditional full-time methods of education: distance, flexible, open learning, dual mode, day release etc.. The mode adopted depends very much on its cost, accessibility, applicability and appropriateness in each case. It is widely accepted that distance learning will have an increasingly important role to play in education and training thus new technologies - such as the use of satellites and fibre optic cables - will no doubt have a profound influence on education in the future.(2)