Digital disruption meets the academic timetable: start learning anytime

Jorre de St Jorre, Trina, Oliver, Beverley and Chamberlain, Jeff 2018, Digital disruption meets the academic timetable: start learning anytime, in ASCILITE 2018 : Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Open Oceans : Learning without Borders - Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE, Tugun, Qld., pp. 159-165.

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Title Digital disruption meets the academic timetable: start learning anytime
Author(s) Jorre de St Jorre, TrinaORCID iD for Jorre de St Jorre, Trina orcid.org/0000-0001-7848-0305
Oliver, BeverleyORCID iD for Oliver, Beverley orcid.org/0000-0002-2971-714X
Chamberlain, JeffORCID iD for Chamberlain, Jeff orcid.org/0000-0002-1031-5415
Conference name Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). International Conference (35th : 2018 : Geelong, Victoria)
Conference location Deakin University Geelong, Victoria
Conference dates 25 - 28 Nov. 2018
Title of proceedings ASCILITE 2018 : Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Open Oceans : Learning without Borders - Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education
Editor(s) Campbell, MalcolmORCID iD for Campbell, Malcolm orcid.org/0000-0001-5865-2966
Willems, JulieORCID iD for Willems, Julie orcid.org/0000-0003-0487-6192
Adachi, ChieORCID iD for Adachi, Chie orcid.org/0000-0002-7743-3248
Blake, Damian
Doherty, IainORCID iD for Doherty, Iain orcid.org/0000-0002-6568-2554
Krishnan, Siva
Macfarlane, SusieORCID iD for Macfarlane, Susie orcid.org/0000-0002-8904-8945
Ngo, LeanneORCID iD for Ngo, Leanne orcid.org/0000-0002-7420-9048
O'Donnell, MarcusORCID iD for O'Donnell, Marcus orcid.org/0000-0002-9602-4722
Palmer, StuartORCID iD for Palmer, Stuart orcid.org/0000-0002-2517-0597
Riddell, LynnORCID iD for Riddell, Lynn orcid.org/0000-0002-0688-2134
Suri, HarshORCID iD for Suri, Harsh orcid.org/0000-0002-2532-2351
Tai, JoannaORCID iD for Tai, Joanna orcid.org/0000-0002-8984-2671
Publication date 2018
Series Open Oceans : Learning without borders
Start page 159
End page 165
Total pages 7
Publisher ASCILITE
Place of publication Tugun, Qld.
Keyword(s) asynchronous study
self-paced online learning
student experience
flexible delivery
Summary Many universities claim to provide flexible learning opportunities, but most still require students to keep pace with prescribed curriculum delivery and assessment deadlines, and few have disrupted the academiccalendar. In this paper, we report on an innovation called ‘Start anytime’ that was purposefully designed to break from a trimester model and instead give students the flexibility to study in their own space andpace online. Here we report on measures put in place to support students during self-paced online study, and share insights from research investigating students’ expectations and experience of ‘Start anytime’.For many students, the self-management required for self-paced study was a challenge, but for most students those challenges were out weighted by the benefits of flexible learning. Importantly, the majorityof students thought that access to learning support and teaching staff was the same or better in ‘Start anytime’ units than in a timetabled unit, and many students found that self-paced study was easier andmore enjoyable. Thus, we have shown that where it is carefully designed and supported, self-paced online learning and disruption of the academic calendar, can have considerable benefits for experienced adult learners who have difficulty fitting study around their busy lives.
Language eng
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2018, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30115580

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