Online teaching and learning in higher education: a case study

Postle, Glen and Sturman, Andrew and Mangubhai, Francis and Cronk, Peter and Carmichael, Ann and McDonald, Jacquie and Reushle, Shirley and Richardson, Lesley and Vickery, Bruce (2003) Online teaching and learning in higher education: a case study. Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Australia. ISBN 0-642-77353-X

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This study involved an investigation of the practice of online teaching and learning in the Faculty of Education at the University of Southern Queensland. It examined this context at a particular point in USQ's history, namely at a stage where it is grappling with the emergence of online education. The purposes of the study were to assess the applicability of online education for higher education institutions, to document the issues with which teachers have to come to terms in the online environment, and to determine whether there might be a 'pedagogical framework' that is unique for online education in higher education. The study is unique in that it draws upon quantitative statistics concerning the number and types of interactions that staff and students have with the online platform as well as qualitative data designed to elaborate upon those interactions. It should be cautioned, however, that the study focused on only one institution, only one discipline area (although views from other Faculties were collected and have been reported in this report) and only on postgraduate students.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2010 01:43
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 03:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: online teaching; learning; higher education; evaluations and investigations programme; computer assisted teaching
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4606 Distributed computing and systems software > 460612 Service oriented computing
39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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