Profile of a fully online unit in an Australian arts and education faculty

Warren, Ian, Macgugan, Marcia and Gould, Jonathan 2009, Profile of a fully online unit in an Australian arts and education faculty, in ICODL 2009 : International Conference on Open and Distance Learning : Open and distance education for global collaboration & educational development, ICODL, Athens, Greece, pp. 1-13.

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Title Profile of a fully online unit in an Australian arts and education faculty
Author(s) Warren, Ian
Macgugan, Marcia
Gould, Jonathan
Conference name International Conference on Open and Distance Learning (5th : 2009 : Athens, Greece)
Conference location Athens, Greece
Conference dates 27 - 29 November 2009
Title of proceedings ICODL 2009 : International Conference on Open and Distance Learning : Open and distance education for global collaboration & educational development
Editor(s) Lionarakis, Antonis
Publication date 2009
Start page 1
End page 13
Publisher ICODL
Place of publication Athens, Greece
Summary Australia's leading distance education provider, Deakin University, has a policy to ensure all graduates in most courses must successfully complete at least one wholly online unit. Historically, all distance education at Deakin University has been undertaken solely in print. Off-campus students normally receive a Set Text, a series of additional photocopied readings and a Study Guide providing assistance on how to navigate through each weekly topic. Some fully online units currently offered by the University replicate this approach, ever though a distinct pedagogy is needed to ensure wholly online units truly enhance student learning.

This paper outlines the approach we adopted in developing AIX 391 - Work Transitions in the 2Ist Century, a wholly online unit designed to improve the capacity of Arts and Education students to identify viable career paths after they have graduated, The paper outlines the unit's rationale and development over a two-year period in adopting a student-centred approach to enhance teaming outcomes, while exposing students to new and often challenging online technologies. The paper also highlights results from the Student Evaluation of Teaching and Learning surveys, which ranked the unit in the top 5% of all Arts and Education faculty units offered in Semester 2, 2008.
ISBN 9789608759718
Language eng
Field of Research 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Socio Economic Objective 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2009, ICODL
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021660

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