ERIC Number: EJ720947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 60
Reflections on Teaching and Learning Online: Quality Program Design, Delivery and Support Issues from a Cross-Global Perspective
Wiesenberg, Faye; Stacey, Elizabeth
Distance Education, v26 n3 p385-404 Nov 2005
This reflective paper began with a discussion of the online program design and delivery experiences of three senior faculty members at the University of Calgary (Canada) and Deakin University (Australia), which was recorded at Deakin University. After drawing on this recording in their research and practice, one faculty member from each institution decided to review and expand upon their intervening experiences in terms of issues of quality program design, delivery, and support issues when teaching, and learning in different cultural contexts. The authors discovered that these issues are as important today as they were when they met to record the interview, and have concluded their discussion here with thoughts about the teaching, student, and administrative supports that institutions engaged in online program delivery cross-culturally must address in order to successfully deliver quality online programs worldwide.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Design, Distance Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Context, Educational Quality, Online Courses, Interviews, Teaching Methods, Cross Cultural Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada