Internationalizing Professional Development in Geography Through Distance Education
To explore the potential of distance education to support lifelong learners through courses or modules that operate across international boundaries and incorporate materials from local and global contexts.
A case is made for an internationalized programme of study for continuing adult education. Documentation of examples in the fields of geographic information technologies and teacher professional development have resulted in professional development of lifelong learners being demonstrable. Outline of challenges to be addressed; specifically: collaborative development and delivery of curricula and the articulation of quality assurance standards and certification agreements among participating institutions.
Solem, M., Chalmers, L., Dibiase, D., Donert, K., & Hardwick, S. (2006). Internationalizing professional development in geography through distance education. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 30(1), 147-160.