Drivers for and obstacles to the development of interactive multimodal technology-mediated distance higher education courses

Birch, Dawn and Sankey, Michael D. (2008) Drivers for and obstacles to the development of interactive multimodal technology-mediated distance higher education courses. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology, 4 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1814-0556

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Advances in information and communication technologies, particularly the emergence of the Internet as a major source of global information have encouraged tertiary educators to develop rich, technology-based learning environments. Moreover, ready access to multimedia at the desktop provides the opportunity to develop engaging and interactive learning resources to enhance traditional learning environments. As a consequence, educators of distance education students are now able to move away from traditional, print-based study packages and develop multimodal course materials. This paper provides a qualitative meta-analysis of the issues associated with academics’ adoption and integration of technology for developing distance education courses, emerging from a range of contemporary studies and presents a framework for the investigation of factors influencing academics’ adoption of technology.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright for articles published in the journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal.
Depositing User: Dr Dawn Birch
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2008 23:20
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2014 05:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: multimodal; ICT; technology; distance education courses; obstacles; motivators
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080703 Human Information Behaviour

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