Delivering distance education for the Civil Service in the UK: The University of Chester’s Foundation for Government programme

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/83593
Title:
Delivering distance education for the Civil Service in the UK: The University of Chester’s Foundation for Government programme
Authors:
Talbot, Jon
Abstract:
This book chapter discusses a distance delivered work based learning programme using a dedicated virtual learning environment for the British Civil Service called 'Foundation for Government'. There are currently about 350 students on the programme and at time of writing, the first learners are completing. The programme is designed to equip the broad mass of Civil Servants with the essential skills for modern government. While the programme has undoubtedly been successful, it has also raised a number of issues requiring further research. These are: the involvement of employers; technological versus educational imperatives; learner experience and progression and the assumption of knowledge transfer.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
In S. Marshall, W. Kinuthia, & W. Taylor (Eds.), Bridging the knowledge divide: Educational technology for development (pp. 77-96). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2009
Publisher:
Information Age Publishing
Publication Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/83593
Additional Links:
http://www.infoagepub.com
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Description:
This is the author's version of the book chapter.
Series/Report no.:
Educational technology for development
ISBN:
9781607521099
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Work Related Studies

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTalbot, Jonen
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-06T09:57:37Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-06T09:57:37Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationIn S. Marshall, W. Kinuthia, & W. Taylor (Eds.), Bridging the knowledge divide: Educational technology for development (pp. 77-96). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2009en
dc.identifier.isbn9781607521099-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/83593-
dc.descriptionThis is the author's version of the book chapter.en
dc.description.abstractThis book chapter discusses a distance delivered work based learning programme using a dedicated virtual learning environment for the British Civil Service called 'Foundation for Government'. There are currently about 350 students on the programme and at time of writing, the first learners are completing. The programme is designed to equip the broad mass of Civil Servants with the essential skills for modern government. While the programme has undoubtedly been successful, it has also raised a number of issues requiring further research. These are: the involvement of employers; technological versus educational imperatives; learner experience and progression and the assumption of knowledge transfer.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInformation Age Publishingen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEducational technology for developmenten
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.infoagepub.comen
dc.subjectFoundation for Governmenten
dc.subjectdistance learningen
dc.subjectCivil Serviceen
dc.subjectwork-based learningen
dc.titleDelivering distance education for the Civil Service in the UK: The University of Chester’s Foundation for Government programmeen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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