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Rationale, restrictions and responses : online academic development to promote a community of practice

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posted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by Terence Timberlake
Casual academics play a major role in higher education in Australia today. In their roles as tutors, demonstrators and markers, casual academics need access to opportunities to develop as teachers. As such, Deakin University has developed an online academic development program designed to better equip new and inexperienced casual academics for their roles. This paper reports on the approach that has been taken to designing one module of an online academic development program for casual academics, considering the influence of information and communication technology (ICT) on this design, and discusses an analysis of the feedback on the module by the participants who completed it. A conclusion is drawn that aligning self paced online learning with induction into a community of practice via ICT presents particular challenges.

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Event

ASCILITE 2008 : Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology? Proceedings of the 2008 ASCILITE Conference

Pagination

1047 - 1055

Publisher

Deakin University

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Place of publication

Burwood, Vic.

Start date

2008-11-30

End date

2008-12-03

ISBN-13

9780980592702

ISBN-10

0980592704

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed; E Conference publication

Copyright notice

2008, ASCILITE

Title of proceedings

Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Conference (25th : 2008 : Melbourne, Vic.)

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