Distance learning: Information access and services for virtual users. Editor: Hemalata Iyer

Yvonne Blomkamp


This indexed volume covers numerous aspects related to the provision of library services to distance learners at tertiary
level. Broadly, the main subject areas covered in this monograph are studies of distance learning programmes, and the
access to information resources for distance learners. Daphne jorgensen, in her chapter on "The challenges and benefits
of asynchronous learning networks" defines distance learning as students accessing courses at their convenience by
means of a computer without the need for them to leave home. However, it can also refer to the provision of course
work via web-based accessto a home computer or from a campus computer. Often the web-based course information is
backed up by additional material sent via email to students enrolled locally or internationally. This is a situation which is
often the case in South African tertiary institutions

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7553/72-1-1378


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