Digital pedagogy: Finding the balance in an online learning and teaching environment

Lloyd, Margaret M. & Irvine, Stuart J. (2005) Digital pedagogy: Finding the balance in an online learning and teaching environment. In Ascilite 2005, December 4-7, 2005, Brisbane.


A recent small-scale qualitative case study conducted at the Queensland University of Technology (Irvine, 2004) investigated the issues faced by academics using online teaching environments in a tertiary setting. It found that academics were positive about their experiences in online teaching and the development of new pedagogical practice. This paper will present the findings of the study reinterpreted in terms of an activity system (after Engestrom, 1987) and in so doing, reveal the interactions and interdependence within this case, particularly the pivotal balance of human and technical support in the successful shift from traditional to online practice.

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ID Code: 3468
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Learning management system, OLT, QUT, activity system theory, CHAT
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Margaret Lloyd and Stuart Irvine
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:16

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