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Collaborative learning experience of students in distance education

Chandrasekaran, Sivachandran, Badwal, Parminder, Thirunavukkarasu, Gokul and Littlefair, Guy 2016, Collaborative learning experience of students in distance education, in PAEE/ALE 2016 : 8th International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education and 14th Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop, PAEE – Project Approaches in Engineering Education Association. Department of Production and Systems, School of Engineering of University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800‐058 Guimarães, Portugal, Guimarães, Portugal, pp. 90-99.

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Title Collaborative learning experience of students in distance education
Author(s) Chandrasekaran, SivachandranORCID iD for Chandrasekaran, Sivachandran orcid.org/0000-0003-2871-880X
Badwal, Parminder
Thirunavukkarasu, Gokul
Littlefair, Guy
Conference name Project Approaches in Engineering Education. International Symposium (8th : 2016 : Guimaraes, Portugal)
Conference location Guimaraes, Portugal
Conference dates 6-8 July, 2016
Title of proceedings PAEE/ALE 2016 : 8th International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education and 14th Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop
Editor(s) Lima, RM
de Graaff, E
Alves, A
Menezes, A
Mesquita, D
Dinis-Carvalho, J
Bettaieb, L
van Hattum-Janssen, N
Costa, N
Sousa, RM
Fernandes, S
Villas-Boas, V
Publication date 2016
Conference series Project Approaches in Engineering Education
Start page 90
End page 99
Total pages 10
Publisher PAEE – Project Approaches in Engineering Education Association. Department of Production and Systems, School of Engineering of University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800‐058 Guimarães, Portugal
Place of publication Guimarães, Portugal
Keyword(s) collaborative learning
students learning experience
distance education
Summary Educational institutions recognised that the distance education mode is a preferred way to combine study with life, family and work commitments for distance learners. Distance education has played an important role in the provision of educational equity for distance learners who live in remote Australian communities. Engaging students and academic staff will always enhance student-learning outcomes to ensure a positive experience in distance education. It can be effectively achieved through collaborative learning. In distance education, academic staff and students face a number of challenges such as lack of student motivation, high student attrition rates, and a sense of isolation from a university community. Collaborative learning experience will enhance learner-staff and learner-learner interactions in distance learning, which can be achieved through developing a learning process. The learning process for distance learners involves student-learning strategy, Staff interactive sessions, peer-to-peer support, e-assessment, and self-realization of graduate learning outcomes. This distance learning process is confined for Deakin University learning environment, however the expectations is that the distance learning will be more mainstream in future of learning and teaching in Australian institutions. The focus of this research is to analyse and share collaborative learning experience of distance learners (off-campus) students in project management unit. It helps to analyse the barriers in distance education and finding ways to initiate collaborative programs in future. It also helps to fulfil the distance learners’ expectations on program delivery.
ISBN 9789892068299
ISSN 2183-1378
Language eng
Field of Research 090502 Construction Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 900202 Professional
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
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