Widening participation in higher education through online pedagogy

Bull, David (2013) Widening participation in higher education through online pedagogy. In: 1st Foundation and Bridging Educators New Zealand Conference (FABENZ 2012): Create and Collaborate , 3-4 Dec 2012, Auckland, New Zealand.

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The recent and exponential growth in open education resources (OER) is seriously challenging traditional models of education. Continuous improvements in information technology, infrastructure and services, coupled with the
emergence of open online provision of education, is poised to enable more people to access learning opportunities while driving down costs to the student and overcoming some logistical barriers. This paper reports on two initiatives to utilise technology and open source learning materials to bring bridging programs to two unique cohorts of students: those incarcerated in correctional centres and those hindered by their social, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Both groups require unique adaptations of existing curriculum and pedagogy to overcome challenges to their participation and success. The paper considers issues of intellectual property and copyright of resource materials, and advocates the use of open educational resources and the adoption of a pedagogy of discovery to
equip these students with the skills to independently support their own education and training.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 00:02
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 01:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: prisoners; disadvantage; open educational resources; equity
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180115 Intellectual Property Law
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
Fields of Research (2020): 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4806 Private law and civil obligations > 480603 Intellectual property law
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24305

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