ERIC Number: ED264782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Approaches to Learning: An Institutional Study. Division of External Studies. Occasional Papers No. 5.
Distance education at Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education (RMIHE) in Australia is addressed in two papers by David Roberts. The first paper, "Approaches to Learning: An Institutional Study," discusses the results of 1984 questionnaires and diaries completed by RMIHE distance education students. Information was sought on how students approached learning from the study materials. Data are presented on such matters as the time students spent studying, how they timetable their study times, and the kinds of emphasis students place on their various learning activities. It is concluded that at RMIHE there is a mismatch between institutional and student expectations about learning approaches. The second paper, "Teleconferencing at Riverina-Murray Institute: Evaluation of a Pilot Study," considers the institute's first serious attempt to develop two-way communication with external students using teleconferencing. A timetable of events for planning and organizing the teleconferencing procedure is presented, along with information on six procedures for gathering data: observations, lecturer diaries, lecturer interviews, student questionnaires, student interviews, and audiocassette analysis. Data analysis is also discussed, and questionnaire and forms are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Distance Education, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Institutional Research, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Study Habits, Teleconferencing
Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education, P.O. Box 789, Albury, New South Wales 2640, Australia.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Riverina-Murray Inst. of Higher Education, Wagga Wagga (Australia).