Teaching and learning online: the workers, the lurkers and the shirkers

Taylor, James C. (2002) Teaching and learning online: the workers, the lurkers and the shirkers. In: CRIDALA 2002: 2nd Conference on Research in Distance and Adult Learning in Asia, 5-7 Jun 2002, Hong Kong.


Despite the exponential growth in the availability of online education programs, there appears to be little empirical evidence that could provide a cogent basis to guide the practice of, or judge the quality of, such offerings. The purpose of the current paper is to explore certain elements of existing pedagogical theory that can help provide a framework for empirical research that should ultimately establish instructional design principles that can shape potentially efficacious practice in online teaching and learning. Such research efforts are fundamental to the long-term credibility and viability of distance education theory and practice.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Distance and e-Learning Centre
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2018 00:50
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/14375

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