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Title: Equity: A key benchmark for students and staff in an era of changing demands, changing directions
Contributor(s): Willems, Julie  (author)
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstract: Educational equity is premised on the right of individuals to a higher education irrespective of their age, geographical location, gender, race, physical ability, or socio-economic background in order to improve their income generation and hence quality of life (Santiago et al., 2008). In the digital age, distance-, flexible-, mobile-, virtual- and e-learning are all being promoted as means by which disadvantaged learners from around the globe can access, participate in, and achieve the outcome of post-secondary qualifications. They are also promoted as the means by which staff can participate in commensurate employment irrespective of their personal circumstances. This paper examines equity as a key benchmark for both students and staff in an era of changing demands and changing directions in higher education. While grounded in the literature, the paper incorporates ethnographic (student voice) and autoethnographic (staff voice) exemplars to highlight ways that disadvantage is experienced in technologically-mediated education.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ascilite 2011: Changing demands, changing directions, Hobart, Australia, 4th - 7th December, 2011
Conference Details: ascilite 2011: Changing demands, changing directions, Hobart, Australia, 4th - 7th December, 2011
Source of Publication: Changing Demands, Changing Directions: Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011, p. 1305-1318
Publisher: University of Tasmania
Place of Publication: Hobart, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 220199 Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified
130103 Higher Education
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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