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ERIC Number: ED428712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Computer-Mediated Communication in Continuing Professional Education: A Guarded Appraisal.
Rees, Keith
Deakin Australia, the commercial arm of Deakin University, has included computer-mediated communication (CMC) as an element of the professional development program produced in conjunction with the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (ASCPA). The CPA program is delivered by distance education to candidates seeking professional accreditation as Certified Practising Accountants (CPAs). For a number of reasons, the use of CMC to date has been disappointing. The role of CMC in the CPA program is being reviewed in light of this experience. This paper discusses the history of, and future plans for, CMC in the CPA program. The first section describes the CPA Program and introduces the use of CMC in the program. Deakinet, the initial CMC system used in the program, is described in the second section, as well as its failure and the replacement World Wide Web page, which also drew disappointing results. The third section outlines the pedagogical functions able to be filled by CMC, and the change in attitude toward CMC brought on by the results of its use at Deakin Australia. The final section summarizes the future of CMC in the CPA Program, including information, update, and tutorial service options. Contains 10 references. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A