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Establishing the IT Student’s Perspective to e-Learning: Preliminary Findings from a Queensland University of Technology Case Study

Partridge, Helen L. & Edwards, Sylvia L. (2005) Establishing the IT Student’s Perspective to e-Learning: Preliminary Findings from a Queensland University of Technology Case Study. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 2(-), pp. 297-312.

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Abstract

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is committed to providing outstanding learning environments and programs that lead to excellent outcomes for students. This paper will discuss how the Faculty of Information Technology is helping to meet this commitment by using information and communication technology to transform teaching and learning in ways in which engage and challenge students. The paper will provide a case study explore how e-learning is being implemented within the Bachelor of Information Technology. The paper will discuss the practical implications of incorporating e-learning into the teaching curriculum and how it impacts on the teaching and learning process. Student attitudes and expectations towards e-learning will be explored. The paper concludes that e-learning should be a part of a ‘whole of learning’ approach in which technology is not just an add on to traditional teaching, nor is it the central focus of teaching, but rather, it is one of many tools that is integrated into the curriculum to foster learning. The current project suggests that students appreciate and prefer a mix of e-learning and face-to-face classes and that e-learning is most successful when a holistic approach to teaching and learning is taken.

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ID Code: 2292
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: e, learning, online learning and teaching, online searching, IT education, information literacy, student attitudes and expectations, holistic teaching and learning, HERN
ISSN: 1547-5867
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Informing Science
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:11

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