Online pedagogical practices in the Faculty of Education at the University of Southern Queensland

Kehrwald, Ben and Reushle, Shirley and Redmond, Petrea and Cleary, Kaye and Albion, Peter and Maroulis, Jerry (2005) Online pedagogical practices in the Faculty of Education at the University of Southern Queensland. Working Paper. University of Southern Queensland, Faculty of Education, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

This report is a product of ongoing discussions in the Faculty of Education, USQ, related to the role of networked computing and communications technologies in higher education. The report is informed by reflection on several years of experience using technology to enhance the provision of education, information collected as part of a recent evaluation of online courses and current notions of best practices in online learning and teaching. Section 1 of the report discusses the theoretical foundations of online learning and teaching and identifies the characteristics of sustainable, quality, online learning. Among the key ideas is the need to consider the relationships among various systems associated with online learning within an organisational context, the active and social nature of learning online, and continuity with good educational practice in other contexts. A series of vignettes presented in Section 2 provide illustrations of best practices within courses and other projects managed by the Faculty. Out of this background and experience, five propositions emerge as the basis for developing and extending online education in the Faculty of Education and in the wider university community, along with a number of recommendations for future online practices at USQ.


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Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:15
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2013 23:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: online learning; distance education; higher education; e-pedagogy; communications technologies; computer networks
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080603 Conceptual Modelling
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/131

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