Editorial: Open and Distance Learning for Development: how can new technologies and distance education leaders make an impact?


  • Anne Gaskell Independent



Author Biography

Anne Gaskell, Independent

Independent Distance Education Consultant, after working for the OU UK for 36 years in a range of roles from tutor to Assistant Director, Learning and Teaching. Editor of Open Learning, the Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning for eight years. Author of numerous papers on open distance and e-learning.


Bramble, W. J., & Panda, S. (Eds.). (2008). Economics of distance and online learning: theory, practice and research. London: Routledge.

Kuboni, O., & Martin. A. (2004). An assessment of support strategies used to facilitate distance students’ participation in a web-based learning environment in the West Indies. Distance Education, 25(1), 7-29.

Kuboni, O. (2012a). An analysis of the search skills of online graduate students as the basis for the development of appropriate instructional strategies. In J. L. Moore & A.D. Benson (Eds.), International perspectives of distance learning in higher education. Retrieved from: https://www.intechopen.com/books/international-perspectives-of-distance-learning-in-higher-education/an-analysis-of-the-search-skills-of-online-graduate-students-as-the-basis-for-the-development-of-app

Kuboni, O. (2012b). A parliament for the people: constitution reform and the role of the parliament. In Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago, Evolution of a nation: Trinidad and Tobago at fifty. UK: Hansib Publications. Retrieved from http://www.ttparliament.org/documents/2183.pdf

Kuboni, O. (2013). The preferred learning modes of online graduate students. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(3), 228 - 250. Retrieved from: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1462

Panda, S. (Ed.). (2003). Planning and management in distance education. London: Kogan Page.

Panda, S., & Mishra, S. (2007). E-Learning in a Mega Open University: Faculty attitude, barriers and motivators. Educational Media International, 44(4), 323-338.

Santosh, S., & Panda, S. (2016). Sharing of knowledge among faculty in a Mega Open University. Open Praxis, 8(3), 247–264. Retrieved from https://www.openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/317/221



How to Cite

Gaskell, A. (2017). Editorial: Open and Distance Learning for Development: how can new technologies and distance education leaders make an impact?. Journal of Learning for Development, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v4i3.271



Received 2017-10-20
Accepted 2017-10-20
Published 2017-11-20