Title of session
- Date: 2008-08-16
- Time: 14:00 – 15:20
- Room: 801
- 'Security Issues within prison and health open and distance learning programmes by Dr Anne Adams
- 'Distance Education as a strategy for eliminating disparity in Pakistan by Dr Irshad Hussain
Key Issues that arose in the session
- 1. Prison Services and Health Services need to understand Online ODL programmes. Fear of Online ODL undermining Secure Organisational systems stops OL in Prisons and hospitals.
- 2. Distance Education, having good infrastructure4, can address the issue of gender disparity through community mobilisation at community level.
- 3. Community driven (bottom up) approach detected during both papers.
- 4. Responses from previous sessions were reflected by participants on ODL.
- 5. Related issues in culture were explained with great care and accepted objectively.
- 6. Links to marginalised communities in Pakistan were mentioned as part of women who did not have the time to study due to family obligations.
- 7. ODL does already influences cultures.
- 8. ODL is seen as part of education and education does prevent conflict by understanding contextual problems.
- 9. Gender disparities can be reduced by knowledge that is departed on the internet, such as in Pakistan.
- 10. THERE DOES NOT EXIST A GRAND NARRATIVE FOR OPEN DISTANCE E-LEARNING AND OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES TO CHANGE ATTITUDES
Points for future action (Policy, recommendations, commitments etc.)
- 1. E-mail addresses should be printed with the names of presenters in the conference procedures
- 2. All abstracts must be uploaded on the Wikieducator
- 3. OUR GROUP STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE REVIEWING AND PUBLICATION OF PAPERS WITH AN INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN)