The ancient history virtual campus: a model for online student induction and support in higher education

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Abstract

While Australian universities offers on-campus students a variety of learning and teaching spaces through which to embed the appropriate range of experiences, the same cannot always be said for distance-education students. This paper will examine the development and delivery of a practical approach to the problem of access as it affects induction and e-learning and teaching: the Ancient History Virtual Campus (AHVC). It is hoped that this outline of the AHVC project will demonstrate access in practice – in particular, how a coherent, immersive induction and student support program can make it possible to counter those feelings of isolation and lack of resources which are major problems for distance-education students and often discourage them from continuing their studies – and provide a model for the development of enriching, participatory learning experiences in online higher education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Australasian Conference on Enabling Access to Higher Education
Place of PublicationAdelaide
PublisherUniversity of South Australia
Pages175-186
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)1876346639
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Australasian Conference on Enabling Access to Higher Education - Adelaide
Duration: 5 Dec 20117 Dec 2011

Conference

ConferenceInternational Australasian Conference on Enabling Access to Higher Education
CityAdelaide
Period5/12/117/12/11

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