Reaching and Teaching Women on the Web: The Challenge of Barriers and Bottom Lines

Gillian M. Joseph

Abstract


This paper describes the experience of a private-sector facilitator in developing and offering an online course through the Women's International Electronic University. It highlights the challenges that many women face in overcoming barriers to participation in continuing education. In particular, the difficulties of balancing the demands of work, family, and educational responsibilities are noted. The paper also considers the difficulties the provider encounters when trying to balance the demands of cost-recovery with pedagogical goals.

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