Distributed learning places: physical, blended and virtual learning spaces in higher education

Keppell, Mike and Riddle, Matthew (2011) Distributed learning places: physical, blended and virtual learning spaces in higher education. In: Physical and virtual learning spaces in higher education: concepts for the modern learning environment. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 1-20. ISBN 978-1-60960-114-0

Abstract

This chapter examines distributed and personal learning spaces across the spectrum of physical, blended and virtual learning spaces in the higher education context. We suggest that higher education is no longer defined by tangible boundaries of a 'physical campus' but by the entire student experience, whether that involves negotiating the physical corridors of the campus, attending face-to-face classes, participating in fully online courses or a blend of both face-to-face and online courses. In addition the student experience may also involved connecting to virtual environments from home, a local cafe, on the train or participating in professional practice hundreds of kilometers from the physical campus. This chapter attempts to account for the diverse range of spaces that are enriching the learning and teaching experience for both academics and students and suggests the need to recognize the changing nature of learning spaces in higher education.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 by IGI Global. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 04:33
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 01:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: distributed; learning spaces; physical; blended; virtual; higher education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080606 Global Information Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-114-0.ch001
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23592

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