Enhancing the learning environment for distance education students

Graham, Mary and Scarborough, Helen 2001, Enhancing the learning environment for distance education students, Distance education, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 232-244.

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Title Enhancing the learning environment for distance education students
Author(s) Graham, Mary
Scarborough, Helen
Journal name Distance education
Volume number 22
Issue number 2
Start page 232
End page 244
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0158-7919
1475-0198
Summary This paper reports on the development of an asynchronous learning  environment for the teaching of introductory macroeconomics to    approximately 200 distance education students. The research supports evidence in the current literature that computer mediated communication and in particular, collaborative learning, can make a positive difference to the educational experience of some students. These findings are based on both quantitative and qualitative data gained from student evaluations,  participation levels, staff interviews and an analysis of the online communication. The discussion centres on the extent of collaboration, the role of assessment, adaptation of curriculum and pedagogy and the students' attitudes to economics.
Language eng
Field of Research 149999 Economics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, ODLAA Inc
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001125

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