Learning from a distance : the experience of remote students

Owens, Janet, Hardcastle, Lesley and Richardson, Ben 2009, Learning from a distance : the experience of remote students, Journal of distance education, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 53-74.

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Title Learning from a distance : the experience of remote students
Author(s) Owens, Janet
Hardcastle, Lesley
Richardson, Ben
Journal name Journal of distance education
Volume number 23
Issue number 3
Start page 53
End page 74
Total pages 22
Publisher Canadian Association for Distance Education
Place of publication Ottawa, Ont.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 0830-0445
Summary While there has been research into the provision of ‘distance’ and ‘off-campus’ education, both in relation to technology and to curriculum, little attention has been given to the experiences of students studying in geographically remote locations, where the remoteness has been an aspect of investigation. This study aimed to investigate the experiences of such students, and to suggest strategies to support them. The students recruited for this project were undergraduate and postgraduate students from remote locations around Australia who had studied at Deakin University between 2003 through 2007. They were interviewed by telephone. The three key issues identified by participants were a sense of isolation, the attitudes and knowledge of the teaching staff; and students’ knowledge and use of learning technologies.
Language eng
Field of Research 170103 Educational Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Canadian Association for Distance Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021696

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