Aligning a futures oriented higher education context with an institutional learning and teaching agenda

Sankey, Michael D. (2010) Aligning a futures oriented higher education context with an institutional learning and teaching agenda. In: Learning Futures Festival 2010, 7-14 Jan 2010, Leicester, United Kingdom.

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This paper demonstrates a practical view of expected benefits and challenges when incorporating Web 2.0 technologies in a futures oriented higher education context. After first exploring which factors influence a shift in thinking about learning and teaching in a futures context this paper will then addresses the important role of an integrated Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the pedagogical applications of Web 2.0 technologies. It subsequently uses a series of case studies from the University of Southern Queensland, a large distance education provider in Australia, to support these propositions. Overall, this paper suggests that the goals and ideals of Web 2.0 and a futures approach to pedagogy can be achieved, or at least stimulated and/or mediated, through an institutions’ virtual environment/s, as long as these environments are aligned with such ideals.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Papers were not formally published. Author retains copyright under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2011 05:52
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: Web 2.0, Virtual Learning Environment, VLE, higher education, distance education, learning and teaching, personal learning environment, LMS, Moodle
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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