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E-learning and access : getting behind the hype

Barraket, Jo (2004) E-learning and access : getting behind the hype. In Osborne, Michael, Gallacher, Jim, & Crossan, Beth (Eds.) Researching Widening Access to Lifelong Learning : Issues and Approaches in International Research. Routledge Falmer.

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Abstract

Rapid advances in information and communications technology (ICT) - particularly the development of online technologies -have transformed the nature of economic, social and cultural relations across the globe. In the context of higher education in post-industrial societies, technological change has had a significant impact on university operating environments. In a broad sense, technological advancement has contributed significantly to the increasing complexity of global economies and societies, which is reflected in the rise of lifelong learning discourses with which universities are engaging. More specifically, the ever-expanding array of ICT available within the university sector has generated new management and pedagogical imperatives for higher education in the information age.

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ID Code: 31107
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: structural change, curriculum development
ISBN: 978-0-415-32236-2
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Deposited On: 02 Mar 2010 14:26
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 22:40

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