Delivering distance education for the Civil Service in the UK: The University of Chester’s Foundation for Government programme
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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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.
CitationIn S. Marshall, W. Kinuthia, & W. Taylor (Eds.), Bridging the knowledge divide: Educational technology for development (pp. 77-96). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2009
PublisherInformation Age Publishing
DescriptionThis is the author's version of the book chapter.
Series/Report no.Educational technology for development
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