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e-learning environments: Generation C – the missing link

Towers, Stephen J., Smith, Judith E., & Bruns, Axel (2005) e-learning environments: Generation C – the missing link. In Symposium on Teaching Technology in Higher Education: The 24/7 e-University, 11-12 October 2005, Perth, Western Australia. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Consideration of the creative industries as a cohesive sector is a relatively recent and contentious construct. The newly coined label "Generation C" is used as a lens to frame relevant literature that describes knowledge workers who use information and communication technologies (ICT) to create and share content. To support learners in becoming effective creative industries practitioners, a reconsideration of learning designs is proposed that leverages Generation C learners’ natural communication practices and digital skill sets. Curriculum projects from the Creative Industries Faculty (CIF) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are presented as illustrations of approaches being employed. Challenges for academic managers include understanding the potential shift and strategically supporting new learning designs.

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ID Code: 5120
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Generation C, e, learning, creative industries, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 14:55

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