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Section Introduction: Flexible, Distance, and Open Learning in the Twenty-First Century

  • Roumen NikolovEmail author
  • Kwok-Wing Lai
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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the five chapters included in Section VIII of the Handbook – Flexible, distance, and open learning in the twenty-first century. These chapters focus on the pedagogies and designs of technology-enhanced environments developed to support flexible, distance, and open learning.

Keywords

Flexible learning Distance learning Open education resources Massive open online courses Virtual schools Online communities Personalised learning 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Library Studies and Information TechnologiesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.University of Otago College of EducationDunedinNew Zealand

Section editors and affiliations

  • Roumen Nikolov
    • 1
  • Kwok-Wing Lai
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Library Studies and Information TechnologiesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.University of Otago College of EducationDunedinNew Zealand

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