Open and Distance Learning Initiatives for Sustainable Development

Open and Distance Learning Initiatives for Sustainable Development

Umesh Chandra Pandey (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India) and Verlaxmi Indrakanti (Anand Vihar College for Women, India)
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Release Date: June, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 427
ISBN13: 9781522526216|ISBN10: 1522526218|EISBN13: 9781522526223|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2621-6


Education plays a vital role in the positive development of communities at both a local and global level. By becoming more informed, citizens can make better contributions to society.

Open and Distance Learning Initiatives for Sustainable Development is a critical reference source for emerging academic perspectives on the role of higher education programs in contemporary society. Including a range of pertinent topics such as mobile learning, environmental education, and community building, this book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, students, and professionals interested in the intersection between sustainable development and education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural Development
  • Community Building
  • Environmental Education
  • Gender and Diversity
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Mobile Learning
  • Students With Disabilities
  • Teacher Education

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Umesh Chandra Pandey has been associated with IGNOU for more than 27 years in various academic positions. He is currently working as Regional Director of IGNOU at Jabalpur, India. He was involved in some of the major collaborative ventures of IGNOU like Rajiv Gandhi Project for EduSat Supported Elementary Education (RGPEEE) during 2005-2006 and Gyan Vani Radio Station, Jabalpur during 2005-2008.He went on deputation to work as Director (Knowledge Management) in School of Good Governance and Policy Analysis, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal in 2008 where he worked till 2010. His research interests include the Open & Distance Learning and Sustainable Development.
Verlaxmi Indrakanti did her Ph.D. in the field of Women Education and has 29 years of teaching experience at various levels. She is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, Anand Vihar College for Women Bhopal. She is involved in the implementation of distance learning programmes of education in Indira Gandhi National Open University at Bhopal (India).