Up the e-learning curve : ensuring quality online education within an Australian university

Felton, Emma & Dynan, Muredach (2001) Up the e-learning curve : ensuring quality online education within an Australian university. In UNESCO ICT in Education Conference, 21-26 November 2001, Bangkok. (Unpublished)


The paper describes the implementation of a project within Australian Catholic University designed to launch the Faculties into online education in a manner which ensured quality in all aspects of the teaching-learning experiences of academics and students. Key elements of the strategic approach adopted by the project leaders, including the involvement of a specialist commercial provider of web-based delivery systems as a partner in the project, mechanisms to support the initiative through the first stages, careful choice of the programs offered online, and staff development matched to the emerging needs of those involved in the teaching of courses, are described. Challenges encountered in the implementation process, and the factors which assisted in overcoming these problems are identified. The paper draws upon this experience to raise some important issues relevant to the successful introduction of online education as an integral component of the teaching repertoire of Faculties.

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ID Code: 32178
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: e-learning, staff development, organisational change, private-public partnerships
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Emma Felton & Muredach Dynan
Deposited On: 13 May 2010 02:44
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:57

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