chapter  13
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Policy frameworks for vocational education and training in an electronic age

ByGreville Rumble, Louise Moran

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book provides number of studies on the use of educational technologies to support vocational education and training within a distance-education framework. It describes the factors that make for success in the creation of regional, national, and international frameworks within which vocational education can be delivered by distance means. The book also presents the key importance of evaluation comes through, either overtly or by implication. It explains distance-education delivery is also occurring within the context of significant change and is itself a catalyst of change in people's attitudes, behaviours, skills and organisational approaches. The book focuses on the Australian Flexible Learning Framework. It outlines the lead that the Canadian federal government took to provide a technological framework – Canada's Information Highway – that would enable Canadians to acquire and maintain leading- edge vocational skills.