ERIC Number: ED365309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Occasional Papers in Open and Distance Learning, Number 14.
Donnan, Peter, Ed.
Five papers focussing on educational technology are presented in this issue. "Computerised Instructional Technologies: Considerations for Lectures and Instructional Designers" (Helen Geissinger) and "The Higher Education Distance Learner and Technology" (Terry Geddes) locates the new technologies within a solidly grounded educational context. These technologies include: hypermedia, interactive media, CD-ROM, and electronic and voice mail. A high priority is placed on educational concerns and the learning environment of the student. "Internet Relay Chat (IRC)--A Real-Time Multi-User Computer Collaborative Learning Medium" (Simpson Poon) and "The Voice Mail Trial in Distance Education Courses at Charles Sturt University" (Peter Donnan) focus on innovative computer technologies, internet relay chat (IRC), and voice mail. These technologies enhance the interactive dimension in course offerings and may be of interest to many open and distance learning providers. "The Modularisation of Microbiology--Prologue" (Sue Davies, Terry Harden, and Lesley Ballantyne) documents Charles Sturt University's ongoing experience with modularisation. This paper is a case study and examines the benefits and difficulties of the modularisation project. All of the papers include references. (TMK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Hypermedia, Instructional Design, Interactive Video, Microbiology, Multimedia Instruction, Optical Data Disks, Telecommunications
Open Learning Institute, Charles Sturt University-Riverina, P.O. Box 588, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales 2678, Australia.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charles Sturt Univ.-Riverina. Wagga Wagga (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Internet
Note: Three of the papers were presented at the Australian and South Pacific External Studies Association Biennial Forum on Distance Education Futures (11th, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, July 21-23, 1993). For no. 13 in this series, see ED 359 928.