Moving an Australian dual mode university to the online environment: a case study

Reushle, Shirley and McDonald, Jacquelin (2000) Moving an Australian dual mode university to the online environment: a case study. In: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 2000), 26 Jun-1 Jul 2000, Montreal, Canada.

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This paper discusses an educational initiative, USQ Online which has enabled the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia, to deliver multiple courses via the Internet to students worldwide. The paper briefly outlines the underlying structure and philosophy of distance education at USQ and then describes how the online initiative has evolved from this existing distance education infrastructure. The paper reflects on the conceptualisation and initiation of the USQ Online project and the consequences of an apparent shift in the pattern of teaching and learning in a higher education institution following the introduction of online teaching.
An interim evaluation conducted by the authors makes the following recommendations: open communication, consultation and collaboration should form the basis of such a major institutional initiative; roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders should be clearly defined; synergies and alliances with strong partners are essential; and there should be sound technological support at all levels.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2008 00:27
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2013 23:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: USQOnline; University of Southern Queensland; distance education
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 > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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