From the comforts of print to the possibilities of digital media: leading the way in teaching political leadership in a faculty of arts

Holt, Dale, Barton, Siew Mee and Barton, Greg 2004, From the comforts of print to the possibilities of digital media: leading the way in teaching political leadership in a faculty of arts, in Beyond the comfort zone : proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference, Perth, 5-8 December, ASCILITE, Perth, W.A, pp. 1-10.

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Title From the comforts of print to the possibilities of digital media: leading the way in teaching political leadership in a faculty of arts
Author(s) Holt, Dale
Barton, Siew Mee
Barton, Greg
Conference name Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Conference (21st : 2004 : Perth, W.A.)
Conference location Perth, Western Australia
Conference dates 5-8 Dec. 2004
Title of proceedings Beyond the comfort zone : proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference, Perth, 5-8 December
Editor(s) Atkinson, R.
McBeath, C.
Jonas-Dwyer, D.
Phillips, R.
Publication date 2004
Conference series Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference
Start page 1
End page 10
Publisher ASCILITE
Place of publication Perth, W.A
Keyword(s) digital media
learning management system
resource based learning
Summary Since it inception, Deakin University has been committed to the delivery of innovative, high quality course materials to its off campus students. Until recently these packages were predominantly print based, although augmented with audio-visual materials delivered in cassette format. Ironically, with the advent of information and communications technologies (ICT), and some select computer assisted learning and multimedia packages, there was an overall decline in the use of audio and video as important means of enhancing learning. Like many other universities, Deakin has moved to a strong, centralised approach to the provision of its digital and online corporate technology environment. With investment in these technologies has come a renewed interest in the ways in which text and audio-visual materials in digital form can enhance students' learning experiences. Moreover, the ways in which a variety of digital media supported by online developments can create new models and approaches to teaching/learning has figured prominently. This paper presents a case study of how this challenge has been taken up in a unit, Political Leadership, in the Faculty of Arts. The academic teacher's intentions in moving to a completely digital approach are examined along with students' experiences of learning in the subject. Issues are considered from the experience.
ISBN 0975170236
9780975170236
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2004, Dale Holt, Siew Mee Barton and Greg Barton
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