ERIC Number: EJ1023960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 100
LOL--Limitations of Online Learning--Are We Selling the Open and Distance Education Message Short?
Distance Education, v34 n2 p232-252 2013
The thesis of this paper is that the open and distance education sector is based on a framework of terminology that is typologically inconsistent and which lacks clarity, and open and distance education teaching and learning models are examined to explore these concerns. The findings of this analysis are then used to assist in the articulation of a strategic direction for a regional dual-mode Australian university and to identify appropriate branding for its off-campus model of education. Concerns are raised as to the appropriateness of an "online" message to prospective students given possible adverse perceptions of a learning environment that may not align with the needs and expectations of distance learners.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Flexible Progression, Educational Environment, Enrollment, Computer Networks, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Teacher Student Relationship, Student School Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Cooperative Learning, Student Evaluation, Educational Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia