Towards a 100% digital teaching and learning environment: an action learning approach to creating a framework for a virtual classroom

Mula, Joseph M. (2010) Towards a 100% digital teaching and learning environment: an action learning approach to creating a framework for a virtual classroom. In: ED-MEDIA 2010: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2010, 28 Jun-2 Jul 2010, Toronto, Canada.


Many tradition teaching environments rely mainly on synchronously delivering, sharing, and interacting with learners. Learning is more asynchronous but is connected to teaching. The ‘holy grail’ of contemporary learning and teaching is to create that same traditional classroom feel within a virtual environment but use the power of e-communications and digital resources to enrich e-teaching and e-learning for solitary and collective learners. This paper describes an action learning approach to enhancing these environments to become more digital so that all students no matter where they are can avail themselves of the resources usually only available on-campus. The next step is a human-centric virtual classroom. The paper
describes the possibilities and pitfalls of applying digital technologies to close the ‘soft’ information gap
between on- and off-campus accounting students in a digital environment.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version not held.
Depositing User: Dr Joseph M. Mula
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2011 04:30
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2014 03:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-learning; e-teaching; virtual learning environments; e-learning technologies and systems; e-learning evaluation; accounting education
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
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: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified

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