New Technologies: What are the Opportunities and Challenges?


  • 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.


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How to Cite

Gaskell, A. (2019). New Technologies: What are the Opportunities and Challenges?. Journal of Learning for Development, 6(1).



Received 2019-02-27
Accepted 2019-02-27
Published 2019-03-20