Online pedagogy as a challenge to the traditional distance education paradigm

McDonald, Jacquelin and Reushle, Shirley (2001) Online pedagogy as a challenge to the traditional distance education paradigm. In: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 2001), 25-30 Jun 2001, Tampere, Finland.

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This paper briefly discusses the educational context at The University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia where many courses are delivered solely online. It provides a comparison between online and traditional distance education and reflects on how online pedagogy challenges traditional distance education pedagogy. The pedagogy of print-based distance learning materials has tended to incorporate instructional design strategies aimed at providing an independent learning experience. Internet technology has created opportunities for interactive and collaborative learning which represent an alternative to traditional, autonomous approaches to the delivery of academic content.

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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 - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2010 01:27
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2013 06:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: online; pedagogy; traditional distance education; interactive; collaborative
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
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 > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified

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