The purpose of this book is to define and explain concepts in distance learning academia. The intended audience are students, faculty, staff and managers at tertiary education organizations. The ten chapters elucidate factors, concepts and trends which increasingly effect the academic environment of distance learning, such as: creativity; communication practices; culture, identity and equity; academic freedom; good study habits; ethics; Open Educational Resources (OER); networking; and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Strongman, L. (2013). The mechanical pencil: concepts in distance learning. Boca Raton, Florida: BrownWalker.