Online plus traditional teaching: are we mad?

Ayshe Talay-Ongan, Lynn Clugston, Sheila Degotardi, Jan Tent, Adrienne Beattie, Margaret McNaught

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    Online learning has infiltrated tertiary learning and teaching applications. It has also presented some serious challenges for learning and teaching outcomes, not the least of which is reducing / eliminating face-to-face contact and interaction with students. Nevertheless, online learning presents enrichment in the construction of student learning through opportunities unfathomable for most university teachers when they were students. In this review, we present our ongoing journey in integrating web-support into teaching undergraduate units in early childhood, the lessons we learned, and the pedagogical / curriculum reflections and revisions we undertook in quest of maximising teaching learning outcomes for our students. We conclude at this point in our journey, that online learning is an indispensable learning/teaching tool that contributes to student empowerment when it enriches but does not displace face-to-face teaching. Additionally, we maintain that relational and socio-emotional contexts of learning enriched with online applications are paramount in obtaining maximal student gains.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCelebrating teaching at Macquarie
    EditorsAnna Reid, Maree Gosper, Sharon Fraser
    Place of PublicationNorth Ryde, NSW
    PublisherMacquarie University
    ISBN (Print)1864087935
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventCelebrating Teaching at Macquarie - Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 28 Nov 200229 Nov 2002


    ConferenceCelebrating Teaching at Macquarie
    CityMacquarie University, Sydney, Australia

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