Recommendations for teaching in a distributed environment

the students' perspective

Geraldine Lefoe, Cathy Gunn, John Hedberg

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Abstract

The University of Wollongong opened a new campus and two new accesscentres on the south coast of NSW, Australia, in 2000. The combination of distance with limited funding, after seed funding was expended, has provided opportunities to rethink teaching and learning strategies. Competition fromtraditional distance education providers in the area meant that, strategically,Wollongong had to “think differently”. This paper provides an overview of issues identified by students through an evaluation of the inaugural year of a flexibly delivered Arts degree in a distributed learning environment. Actionstaken by the University to resolve the issues are outlined and recommendations for implementation from the students’perspective are proposed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeeting at the Crossroads. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
EditorsG. Kennedy, M. Keppell, C. McNaught, T. Petrovic
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherBiomedical Multimedia Unit, The University of Melbourne
Pages355-366
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event18th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 Dec 200112 Dec 2001

Conference

Conference18th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period9/12/0112/12/01

Keywords

  • distributed learning environment
  • responsive evaluation
  • students’ perspective
  • curriculum change
  • flexible learning

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    Lefoe, G., Gunn, C., & Hedberg, J. (2001). Recommendations for teaching in a distributed environment: the students' perspective. In G. Kennedy, M. Keppell, C. McNaught, & T. Petrovic (Eds.), Meeting at the Crossroads. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (pp. 355-366). Melbourne: Biomedical Multimedia Unit, The University of Melbourne.