New Markets for Meeting Old Needs: U.S. Distance Education and Developing Countries


This paper analyzes the broad context and covers practical applications for delivering distance education in countries of the developing world. We begin by examining market trends in global higher education and continue by reviewing existing distance-education activity in developing countries. This is followed by a discussion of the conditions -- from the pedagogical to the technological-- under which U.S. universities can conduct international distance education in that part of the world. Finally, this report concludes with recommended strategies for engaging people and institutions on behalf of mutually beneficial distance education programs that target or include developing countries.

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