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Will it work? an initial examination of the processes and outcomes of converting course materials to CD-ROMs

journal contribution
posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Robert Connoley
The Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University (Victoria, Australia) decided to dispense of all printed post-graduate learning materials and replace them with CD-ROMs from the commencement of the 2006 academic year. In addition, CD-ROMs were developed for a limited
number of undergraduate units as part of a future delivery plan for this cohort of students. The following paper describes this project, the reasons underpinning it, and the processes the Faculty adopted to implement the project. The project is ongoing and part of a broader agenda for change
that will see an even greater application of electronic technology to teaching and learning within the Faculty. Although only initial findings and observations are possible at this stage, the project provides a basis for longitudinal reporting and, potentially, a guide for other institutions who may
be considering such a move. The paper reports on these observations and on those in the educational development arena and suggests that the Faculty will need to learn from these initial experiences and evaluate the project in greater depth to guarantee a smooth transition for all stakeholders.

History

Journal

Journal of issues in informing science & information technology

Volume

3

Issue

2006

Pagination

159 - 173

Publisher

Informing Science Institute

Location

Santa Rosa, Calif.

ISSN

1547-5859

eISSN

1547-5867

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, Informing Science Institute