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Teaching with technology: value-added innovation or necessity

Tennent, Beth, Becker, Karen L., & Kehoe, Jo (2004) Teaching with technology: value-added innovation or necessity. Campus Wide Information Systems, 21(4), pp. 144-150.

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Abstract

Central Queensland University (CQU) has used paper based distance education materials, such as course profiles, study guides and resource materials since 1971. The purpose of this exploratory study was to review three different approaches to online delivery and assessment currently being used in the Faculty of Business and Law, CQU, and to analyse the rates of take-up and involvement, and students' reactions generally, to the use of non-traditional forms of delivery and assessment. This study highlights that the key to success in this environment is accepting the constant demand to provide manageable and cost-effective courses whilst at the same time ensuring the needs of a large and diverse group of students are met. In this context, the use of technology in education although considered a necessity can also be a value-adding tool.

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ID Code: 10628
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: web, enhanced, online delivery, online assessment, tertiary education, distance education, HERN
DOI: 10.1108/10650740410555016
ISSN: 1065-0741
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Emerald
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:39

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