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- Multiple modes of delivery: final report
- Smith, Andy; Hill, Doug; Ling, Peter
- Since the founding of the first Australian university, these centres of higher learning have depended upon face-to-face contact for the delivery of education. At the undergraduate level this involved lectures, small group tutorials and workshops, while at the postgraduate level, the development of advanced research skills usually followed some form of apprenticeship. Significant changes to that situation have always been difficult to establish. Those seeking to provide a virtual alternative do not "...enjoy the advantage of tradition and habit." (Marginson, 2004, p.88) For this reason the university system remains basically the same despite the large increase in enrolments that began in the1970s. In the 1990s, the need for active learning and flexible delivery became more widely accepted in education and training. At the time, the Australian government was seeking to increase student access and choice, and promote cost-effective delivery of tertiary education in an environment of reduced per capita student funding. Concurrently, higher education institutions began increasing their investments in technology.
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- Australian Universities Teaching Committee report
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- Active learning; Education; Education delivery; Flexible delivery; Flexible education; Higher education; ICT; Information and communication technology; Learning; Technology; Tertiary education; Training
- Charles Sturt University
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