Reshaping distance education: returning the student to centre stage

Todhunter, Barrie (2013) Reshaping distance education: returning the student to centre stage. In: Outlooks and opportunities in blended and distance learning. Advances in Mobile and Distance Learning . IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 301-315. ISBN 9781466642058

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Teachers in higher education are confronted with a confusing and fragmented range of learning and teaching models for learners who are not traditional on-campus students. This paper examines the development of guidelines to assist in the reshaping of a coursework Master's program in project management offered at a regional university. Using a coursework program as a case study, an holistic exploration has been carried out of the critical issues associated with teaching and learning at a distance, with a focus on the three layers of the institutional environment, the pedagogical frameworks and the learning setting of the actual students. The research methodology and design are discussed and the outcomes are presented to provide guidance for administrators, teachers and learners. The major outcome of this study is an holistic framework of distance education learning principles for higher education (DELPHE) as a meaningful tool for reshaping postgraduate distance education learning and teaching models.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2013 05:09
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 05:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance education; postgraduate education; guiding principles; 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
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4205-8.ch022

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