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Title: Flexibility and technology-enhanced learning and teaching: The rhetoric and reality
Contributor(s): Fisher, Josie A (author)orcid ; Whale, Sue (author)
Publication Date: 2014
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: According to the rhetoric, flexibility is one of the key benefits of online learning and teaching in higher education. In this paper we identify a set of dimensions of flexibility and demonstrate that the reality of much current technology-enhanced learning and teaching is, in fact, no more flexible than the early distance education model and in some respects is less flexible. We suggest that we are on the cusp of a radical transformation of online education. However, there are constraints in terms of students' lack of strategies to manage their learning environments and a lack of research into pedagogically sound models for the delivery of truly flexible, personalised learning and teaching.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ascilite 2014: 31st annual Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, 23rd - 26th November, 2014
Source of Publication: Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings of ascilite Dunedin 2014, p. 446-450
Publisher: ASCILITE: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Place of Publication: Dunedin, New Zealand
Field of Research (FOR): 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130103 Higher Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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