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A study of how different demographic groups find the experience of flexible online learning. A first year course in Internet &amp; Web Design is offered to a diverse range of students in traditional and online formats. We hope to draw conclusions about which groups find online learning works for them.
A key problem in facilitating a successful online course is the highly time-consuming nature of the administrative and pedagogical tasks involved. It is also difficult to achieve a community of learners online, since the lecturer has to overcome the natural reticence of students to post in shared class spaces. In computing courses an additional factor is… (More)
The issues we encountered included ones related to hardware and software, submission of assessments, student communication with each other and the lecturers, as well as student and staff motivation over the holidays.
More and more tertiary education delivery includes the use of a Managed Learning Environment (MLE). Within this environment academic lecturers are known as 'Instructors'. The purpose of a MLE is to facilitate and enhance flexible online learning in a period of extraordinary growth of technology mediated or technology assisted learning. Instructors have been… (More)
streaming in various courses because it has a promising role in online delivery. As an application the 'On-Line Presentation' system was originally designed for the Help Desk (ISCG624) course taught partially online at UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland as part of the Business Computing Degree (BCS), however, this version can be used for project… (More)