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Title: Teaching from a Distance
Contributor(s): Smith, Jan (author); Holmes, Nola  (author)
Publication Date: 1995
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Abstract: Over the past six years the Faculty of Health at the University of Western Sydney, Hawkes bury has implemented an innovative way of providing an Australian qualification of Bachelor Health Science (Nursing) for registered nurses from Hong Kong. The program tried to incorporate the use of electronic mail, for both students and lecturers, to keep in contact with each other throughout the course. The course is divided into two Stages. Stage I consisting of twelve months part time undertaken in the students country of origin. Stage II is undertaken one semester full time at UWS Hawkesbury. During Stage I, students undertake six subjects, three being taught by staff from the Hong Kong Baptist University (previously Hong Kong Baptist College) and three by visiting Australian lecturers and a lecturer employed on a part time basis who lives in Hong Kong. Electronic mail has been utilised in the setting up and auditing of student progress as well as support for staff teaching the units supplied to them by the UWS, Hawkesbury. Staff administrating the course have also utilised electronic mail. The benefits and difficulties for students and staff utilising electronic mail for support of students and lecturers in teaching and learning as well as administration of an innovative course provision will be discussed in this paper presentation.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: HERDSA 1995: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia International Conference, Rockhampton, Australia, July 1995
Source of Publication: Higher education: Blending tradition and technology, v.18, p. 683-687
Publisher: Central Queensland University, Faculty of Health Science, Professional Education Centre
Place of Publication: Rockhampton, Australia
ISSN: 0155-6223
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130103 Higher Education
100503 Computer Communications Networks
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
899999 Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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