Ethical considerations in providing distance education in the light of massification

Sankey, Michael and St Hill, Rod (2008) Ethical considerations in providing distance education in the light of massification. In: 5th International Lifelong Learning Conference: Reflecting on Successes and Framing Futures, 16-19 Jun 2008, Yeppoon, Queensland.

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The massification of higher education has led to a rise in equity related issues in teaching and although institutions have developed policies, few academics have a coherent way of adhering to them. This paper briefly discusses the implications of catering for an increasingly diverse student body and proposes multimodal design as an appropriate response. Case studies are used to support the proposal.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright for the volume is held by the Lifelong Learning Conference Committee. The authors retain individual copyright of their own papers. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 378.173 Lif.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2008 02:10
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2014 03:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance education; non-traditional learners; learning modalities; massification; metacognition
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220199 Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified
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
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education

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