Blackboard as an online learning environment : what do teacher education students and staff think?

Heirdsfield, Ann M., Walker, Sue, Tambyah, Mallihai M., & Beutel, Denise A. (2011) Blackboard as an online learning environment : what do teacher education students and staff think? Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 36(7), pp. 1-16.

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Abstract: As online learning environments now have an established presence in higher education we need to ask the question: How effective are these environments for student learning? Online environments can provide a different type of learning experience than traditional face-to-face contexts (for on-campus students) or print-based materials (for distance learners). This article identifies teacher education student and staff perceptions of teaching and learning using the online learning management system, Blackboard. Perceptions of staff and students are compared and implications for teacher education staff interested in providing high quality learning environments within an online space are discussed.

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ID Code: 41770
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Online learning, Teacher education, HERN
ISSN: 0313-5373
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Authors
Deposited On: 23 May 2011 21:55
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013 23:01

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