LOL: limitations of online learning: are we selling the open and distance education message short?

Todhunter, Barrie (2013) LOL: limitations of online learning: are we selling the open and distance education message short? Distance Education, 34 (2). pp. 232-252. ISSN 0158-7919

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The thesis of this paper is that the open and distance education sector is based on a framework of terminology that is typologically inconsistent and which lacks clarity, and open and distance education teaching and learning models are examined to explore these concerns. The findings of this analysis are then used to assist in the articulation of a strategic direction for a regional dual-mode Australian university and to identify appropriate branding for its off-campus model of education. Concerns are raised as to the appropriateness of an 'online' message to prospective students given possible adverse perceptions of a learning environment that may not align with the needs and expectations of distance learners.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia, Inc. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 04:13
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 04:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance education; blended learning; online education; open learning; flexible learning; higher education research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2013.802402

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