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The Delivery of Multimedia Programmes Through LMS: An Australian Approach

Seah, Kenneth (2005) The Delivery of Multimedia Programmes Through LMS: An Australian Approach. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Australia's tertiary educational environment is changing; in the past decade, it has faced a new set of challenges and pressures (Cunningham et al., 1998) that are encroaching on the traditional definitions of what higher education is.

These challenges often dictate the directions in which the tertiary education environment evolves into. Within the framework of institutional reforms, the adopted policies are often the best indicators of that transition.

Flexible delivery or learning has been espoused as a means of meeting and mediating some of those challenges. With their emphasis on catering to the needs and expectations of the consumer in a consumerist society, flexible policies are becoming the norm in most institutes of higher learning. However, of interest within the structure of the flexible delivery approach is the development of learner management systems (LMS).

The question is what are learner management systems? What do they represent and what do they offer to the learner that differentiates it from the traditional forms of learning? In its basic form, a learner management system is essentially a series of processes that are developed and organised so as to efficiently provide the learner with the required access and interaction required to facilitate his or her learning. However, what are the benefits of being aware of the capabilities and limitations afforded by such approaches? How does it contribute to the process of teaching and learning in the context of higher education?

The effectiveness of how these learner management systems are used in context to its application in multimedia programmes is of importance. Institutions are progressively introducing similar learning systems into their delivery framework. The question as to whether a singular adaptive system or a customised option remains to be tested.

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ID Code: 16154
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Flew, Terry
Keywords: LMS, Learning Management Systems, Australian, tertiary education, higher education, institutional reforms, policies, learning systems, delivery framework.
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Department: Faculty of Creative Industries
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Kenneth Seah
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 13:57
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2011 05:44

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