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ERIC Number: ED442005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 63
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-606-1
Getting to Grips with Online Delivery.
Booker, Di
This booklet, which is intended for general readers wishing to understand important trends in vocational education and training (VET) in Australia, provides an overview of the basic issues in online delivery of VET. The following topics are discussed in the booklet's first six sections: (1) basic principles of online delivery; (2) benefits and problems of using online delivery; (3) steps in getting started (planning, equipment needed, server hardware, equipment selection, technical support, costs); (4) issues in instructional and interface design; (5) managing student and teacher support; and (6) evaluation. The seventh section lists the steps to ensure the success of online delivery programs: (1) ensure that the online delivery strategy is compatible with the institution's long-term educational goals; (2) select committed, enthusiastic academic and support staff and an effective high-level champion; (3) ensure that a well-developed institutional information technology infrastructure is in place; (4) undertake staff and student training that includes change management and an explanation of how online delivery really works; (5) ensure efficient, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week access to reliable technology with a good user interface and ongoing maintenance of modules; and (6) evaluate what works and what does not. Concluding the booklet are a glossary and 42-item annotated bibliography. (MN)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; E-mail:; website:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).