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Title: The competencies required for effective performance in a university e-learning environment
Contributor(s): Parkes, Mitchell  (author)orcid ; Reading, Christine E  (author)orcid ; Stein, Sarah (author)
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify and rate the importance of the competencies required by students for effective performance in a university e-learning environment mediated by a learning management system. Two expert panels identified 58 e-learning competencies considered to be essential for e-learning. Of these competencies, 22 were related to the use of technology. The remaining 36 competencies encapsulated a range of practices considered to be essential for learning within a social constructivist framework. Six of the competencies identified were either new or substantially different from what had been previously identified in the literature. A survey of e-learning stakeholders rating the importance of the e-learning competencies indicated that the competencies were not of equal importance. Critically, a number of key competencies from a social constructivist perspective that dealt with interacting and working with others were rated as being unimportant. This suggests that there is a disconnect between what the literature says about the importance of social constructivism to e-learning environments in theory and what e-learning stakeholders perceive its importance to be in practice.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(6), p. 777-791
Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1449-5554
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390405 Educational technology and computing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930201 Pedagogy
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160302 Pedagogy
160303 Teacher and instructor development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR)

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