Distance education and the application of academagogy : a case study

McAuliffe, Marisha B. & Winter, Abigail J. (2013) Distance education and the application of academagogy : a case study. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 1(2).

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Abstract

The education sector has dramatically changed in the past half decade. In a time of globalisation of education and tightening budgets, various paradigm shifts and challenges have rapidly changed learning and teaching. These include: meeting student expectation for more engaging, more interactive learning experiences, the increased focus to deliver content online, and the complexities of fast-changing technologies.

Rising to these challenges and responding to them is a complex and multi-faceted task. This paper discusses educational theories and issues and explores current educational practices in the context of teaching undergraduate students via distance education in the university context. A case study applies a framework drawn from engineering education using the learner-centric concept of academagogy. Results showed that academagogy actively empowers students to build effective learning, and engages facilitators in meaningful teaching and delivery methods.

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ID Code: 65707
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: higher education, online, teaching, distance education, academagogy, undergraduate, millennials, distance learning, HERN
ISSN: 2201-1323
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Finance and Resource Planning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 please consult author(s)/creators
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2014 23:24
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 04:33

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