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This paper critically examines the rhetoric of business, government and post-secondary institutions promoting distance learning as accessible to anyone, from anywhere at anytime. Three themes are examined in providing an alternate perspective to the dominant rhetoric: inclusivity and democracy, accessibility and flexibility, and cost effectiveness.

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Distance Learning: Access and Inclusion Issues

This paper critically examines the rhetoric of business, government and post-secondary institutions promoting distance learning as accessible to anyone, from anywhere at anytime. Three themes are examined in providing an alternate perspective to the dominant rhetoric: inclusivity and democracy, accessibility and flexibility, and cost effectiveness.