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Near, far, wherever you are: Chemistry via distance in the south seas

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posted on 21.02.2019, 00:00 by Shaneel Chandra, B Sharma
The University of the South Pacific is owned by 12 nations in the South Pacific Ocean. The institution provides higher education through its 14 campuses, with at least 1 campus per member country. To be able to overcome the geographical divide and isolation, while ensuring high-quality learning and teaching, the university utilizes Internet, satellite, and mobile devices and other Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools and technologies to provide virtual classroom experience. This article outlines the approaches adopted in offering a first-year chemistry course, in parallel, through face-to-face and distance modes. The novel attributes of bridging the geographical divide are presented. The article concludes with a discussion of new innovations that will further bring the classroom to the student irrespective of where the student is in the world. © 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

History

Volume

32

Issue

2

Start Page

80

End Page

95

Number of Pages

16

eISSN

1538-9286

ISSN

0892-3647

Publisher

Routledge, US

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of the South Pacific

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

American Journal of Distance Education

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