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No boundaries, no Limits: Distance Education for Archivists and Records Managers

Comma (2005), 2005, (2), 1–12.

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Williams, Caroline

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
No boundaries, no Limits: Distance Education for Archivists1
Introduction1
What Is Different About Distance Education?1
ICA/SAE Survey3
Providers3
Universities And Colleges4
Department5
University5
Programme Description5
Programme Title6
Programme Level6
Partnerships And Professional Associations, National And Sta7
Delivery Methods8
Liked best10
Liked least10
Convenience: place, time, choice, no travel time or expense10
Staring at a screen all the time10
Discussion forums10
Having to wait for discussion responses (3 hours time differ10
It encouraged and developed on line research skills in gener10
Total reliance on technology10
Staff at ECU terrific on both technical and intellectual que10
Isolation10
Support given to me a non-academic, in my job as records man10
Difficult to get motivated. Self discipline10
On-line information we are given is exceptional: if it were10
Lack of physical contact: forums overcome this up to a point10
Having all the information available all the time10
No attempt through e-mail etc can replace physical contact a10
Not having to buy any books or pay up for anything other tha10
Having to print to paper10
Enabled me to attend the best university for my needs regard10
The volume of work10
The fact that it is available at all: there are no other opt10
Collaboration11
Accreditation11
Credit Transfer11