Tentatively exploring the learning potentialities of postgraduate distance learners’ interactions with other people in their life contexts

Watson, Sharon 2013, Tentatively exploring the learning potentialities of postgraduate distance learners’ interactions with other people in their life contexts, Distance education, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 175-188.

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Title Tentatively exploring the learning potentialities of postgraduate distance learners’ interactions with other people in their life contexts
Author(s) Watson, Sharon
Journal name Distance education
Volume number 34
Issue number 2
Start page 175
End page 188
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0158-7919
1475-0198
Keyword(s) distance education
distance learners
postgraduate learners
interaction
life-context
Summary Despite much discussion about the various modes of interaction that are possible within distance education, little attention has been paid to the interactions that occur between distance learners and other people in their life contexts about the academic content of their studies. This paper presents some preliminary findings from a study exploring this topic through the eyes of distance learners enrolled in Australian postgraduate coursework programs. It includes a categorisation of these interactions and the forms of learning they produce as well as a discussion of the potential implications for distance education theory and design.
Language eng
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30056310

Document type: Journal Article
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