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Title: Information design and distance learning for international development
Authors: Shaw, Rod
Keywords: Audiovisual aids
Communication
Distance learning
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: SHAW, R., 2001. Information design and distance learning for international development: A WEDC M.Phil. study in international development. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.
Abstract: This book presents an investigation by research into the ways in which distance learning is affected by the physical design of printed study materials. In particular, it examines the use of engineering drawing systems for illustrated, instructional texts concerned with technical aspects of infrastructure development. Part I comprises a review of literature on learning and adult education; international development and distance learning; information design for self-instruction; and research into illustration, with particular reference to the visual perception of engineering drawings and the implications for their cross-cultural use. Part II presents questions and hypotheses which emerged from the literature review. It also presents the research methodology designed to test comprehension of engineering drawing systems, along with the results of tests undertaken by five adult learning groups selected from pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate populations. Part II concludes with an analysis and discussion of the results of these tests. Part III presents the conclusions drawn from both the literature review and from the analysis of the research results. It concludes with proposals for further study.
Description: A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University. This thesis was published by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/30841
ISBN: 9780906055922
Appears in Collections:MPhil Theses (WEDC)

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