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ERIC Number: EJ890233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1036-0026
The Sound and the Vision: Developments in Interactive Distance Education Facilitated by Satellite Broadcast in NSW and the NT
Towers, Lorraine; Hutchinson, Amy
Education in Rural Australia, v18 n2 p27-38 2008
How has the new interactive distance education system facilitated by satellite technology been utilised and incorporated by teachers and learners? Has it changed the ways teachers deliver education to remote students? What have been the implications for the curriculum delivered via distance education? How has it affected the ways learners interact and build relationships with their peers? These questions are the focus of this paper and accompanying presentation, and form part of the broader focus of the Australian Research Council Linkage (ARCL) project on Interactive Distance Learning (IDL), "Opening Our Eyes". The authors are part of the project research team which has been conducting fieldwork by observations and analyses of real-time lessons and interviews with teachers, parents, home tutors and students. In this paper, we focus on teacher practice, providing specific examples from the field to illustrate the many and varied ways in which the technology is being used. The intention is not to provide conclusive assessments but, hopefully, to provide the basis for collegial sharing and constructive discussion. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia. P.O. Box 659, Wembly, Western Australia 6913, Australia. Tel: +08-9264-5809; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia