Factors influencing academics' development of interactive multimodal technology-mediated distance higher education courses

Birch, Dawn (2008) Factors influencing academics' development of interactive multimodal technology-mediated distance higher education courses. Other thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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[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: Thesis (Non-Research) (Other)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Doctor of Education (EdD) thesis, QUT. Published by VDM in 2009 under the title: Factors influencing academics' development of e-learning environments. http://eprints.usq.edu.au/5399/
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2009 05:29
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:20
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/5407

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