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‘Higher education through distance education has a big potential to make learning and education more accessible, effective and inclusive for adult learners. The final IDEAL report provides a good knowledge base for increased cooperation and dialogue between stakeholders across the European Union, ’ Arne Carlsen, UIL Director.

Distance education in higher education is a fast-growing and widespread phenomenon. As many adults are unable to participate in on-campus education, distance education offers flexible learning paths that greatly...

Author/Editor:
Arne Carlsen; Angela Owusu-Boampong; Carl Holmberg; Carmen Neghina
Year of publication:
2016
No. of pages:
111

Available from UIL's Library in English.

' A large number of adult learners are still facing institutional and situational barriers to access distance education in European higher education institutions. There is an urgent need for closing the gap between demand of adult learners and provision of distance education ,’ Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

For most people seeking to participate in distance education in Europe, increasing attainment levels, improving career prospects and learning for self-fulfilment continue to be the top driving...

Author/Editor:
Angela Owusu-Boampong; Carl Holmberg
Year of publication:
2015
No. of pages:
72

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The Impact of Distance Education on Adult Learning (IDEAL) project has just published the second of three study reports, focusing on the social profile of adults enrolled in distance education. The third report will be published in February 2015. The IDEAL project, funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union, seeks to examine how higher education institutions can contribute to adult learning by way of distance education. This project, which has been...

Author/Editor:
Chripa Schneller; Carl Holmberg
Year of publication:
2014
No. of pages:
58

Available from UIL's Library in English.

The IDEAL project , funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union, seeks to examine how higher education institutions can and do contribute to adult learning by way of distance education.

IDEAL’s three main project partners, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), and StudyPortals (SP), met on 8 to 10 September in Oslo, Norway, to assess progress and discuss future activities.

During the meeting,...

Author/Editor:
Chripa Schneller; Carl Holmberg
Year of publication:
2014
No. of pages:
95

Available from UIL's Library in English.