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Distance Educational Comparison of India and the United States

Differences Style of Distance Education United States Distance Educational Development Lacks societal or political relationships in its focus Technologically based Not culturally sensitive Motivations tend to be economic in nature Education available to foreign students is typically much more expensive Provide a service and pay for that service On-line is the favored method of knowledge transmission Knowledge of English is assumed Knowledge is constructed and tangible outcomes can be achieved Indian Distance Educational Development Lack of relationship between technological process and product Non specialized faculty. Not necessarily related to the idea of globalization Existing facilities are inadequate for the population Indians tend to react to problems that arise in education rather than creating a framework that solves problems before they occur. Very rule oriented and government controlled Television media is often used to deliver lectures specialized TV channel for educational purposes Correspondence materials often delivered through the mail Online is usually only available at a university campus

Situations that are a driving force

Ways in which Distance Education is carried out.

References Anderson, T. (2001). The Hidden Curriculum Of Distance Education. Carnevale, D. (2001). As Distance Education Evolves Choices Reflect Institutional Cultures'. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 47(34), A37. Kapur, V. (2002). Distance Education in India and the USA-the Cultural Dimensions. Indian Journal of Open Learning, 11(2), 185196.