Factors influencing academics' development of e-learning environments: an Australian case study

Birch, Dawn (2009) Factors influencing academics' development of e-learning environments: an Australian case study. VDM Verlag Dr Muller, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 978-3-639-17538-7

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Abstract

[Abstract] Advances in technology and the continued emergence of the Web as a major source of global information have encouraged tertiary educators to take advantage of this growing array of resources and move beyond traditional face-to-face and distance education correspondence modes toward a rich technology-mediated learning environment. Moreover, ready access to multimedia at the desk-top has provided an opportunity for educators to develop flexible, engaging and interactive learning resources, incorporating multimedia and hypermedia. This study investigates pedagogical, individual and institutional factors influencing the adoption and integration of educational technology by academics at a regional Australian university, for the purpose of developing interactive multimodal technology-mediated distance education courses. These courses include a range of multimodal learning objects and multiple representations of content in order to cater for different learning styles and modal preferences. The findings of this study revealed that a range of pedagogical, individual and institutional factors influence academics’ development of interactive multimodal technology-mediated distance education courses. Implications for distance education providers and individual academics arising from these factors and subsequent recommendations are presented.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published book is copy of Doctorate of Education dissertation entitled Factors influencing academics' development of interactive multimodal technology-mediated distance higher education courses. http://eprints.usq.edu.au/5407/ Thesis has been examined but this book has not been refereed. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 378.175 Bir.
Depositing User: Dr Dawn Birch
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - No Department
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2009 05:14
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2011 04:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance education; multimodal; technology-mediated
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5399

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