Charting the role of the online teacher in higher education: winds of change

McDonald, Jacquie and Reushle, Shirley (2002) Charting the role of the online teacher in higher education: winds of change. In: ASCILITE 2002: 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Winds of Change in the Sea of Learning: Charting the Course of Digital Education, 8-11 Dec 2002, Auckland, New Zealand.

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of the online teacher at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. In this paper, it is intended to identify
the issues and dilemmas facing those who are navigating the online teaching environment, to elaborate on the issues/dilemmas, and to offer some ways of addressing these issues by referring to the responses of experienced practitioners, online students, to the literature and to data collected for an Australian Government-funded educational evaluation project. Much of the data presented in this paper relates to an online course, Designing Instruction for Flexible Learning, which is part of the totally online initiative, launched at USQ in 1997. The authors of this paper have been involved in both teaching and instructional design of online courses for several years and have identified a significant shift in the role of the online teacher.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version desposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Distance and e-Learning Centre
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2008 01:33
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2015 23:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: online teaching and learning; role of online teacher; learning technologies
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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