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Creating virtual classrooms for rural and remote communities
Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive) (2011)
  • Kavita Rao, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Michelle Eady, University of Wollongong
  • Patricia Edelen-Smith, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract

Rural and remote communities, in the United States as well as in other countries, often have only limited access to higher education. In order to pursue professional training or advanced degrees, people in these communities must leave home. This causes more than just a financial burden. Those with commitments to jobs, families, and traditional roles in the community find it difficult to leave home to further their education.

This is especially true for indigenous and native people. These people often live in villages or communities far from large cities and towns. Although they’re increasingly integrated with the modern world through travel, telecommunication, and technology, these people are deeply rooted in their traditional cultures.

Keywords
  • Creating,
  • virtual,
  • classrooms,
  • for,
  • rural,
  • remote,
  • communities
Disciplines
Publication Date
January 1, 2011
Publisher Statement

Rao, K., Eady, M. & Edelen-Smith, P. (2011). Creating virtual classrooms for rural and remote communities. Phi Delta Kappan, 92 (6), 22-27.

Citation Information
Kavita Rao, Michelle Eady and Patricia Edelen-Smith. "Creating virtual classrooms for rural and remote communities" Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive) (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michelle_eady/11/