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Outside in: Beyond blended learning

Billany, Trevor (2012). Outside in: Beyond blended learning. In: ASCILITE 2012, Wellington, New Zealand, 25 - 28 November 2012.

Document type: Conference Paper

IRMA ID CDUzdowdingxPUB13
Author Billany, Trevor
Title Outside in: Beyond blended learning
Conference Name ASCILITE 2012
Conference Location Wellington, New Zealand
Conference Dates 25 - 28 November 2012
Conference Publication Title ASCILITE 2012 Conference Proceedings: Future Challenges - Sustainable Futures
Place of Publication New Zealand
Publisher ASCILITE
Publication Year 2012
ISSN 978-0-473-22989-4   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 6
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract A review of the teaching spaces at Charles Darwin University merged top-down directives with bottom-up requirements from user groups (students, academics and support staff). The space of tension between the three top-down drivers from outside and within the walls of a regional Northern Australian university had to be managed and prioritised to ensure the needs of local stakeholders were met as far as economically and practicably possible. By going beyond blended learning the aim is to provide a deeper level of engagement and collaboration to create synergies designed to bring the distant external students into the classroom. This will be mediated by the use of web-conferencing within the teaching spaces. The change process is examined with respect to five issues identified as relevant for this teaching mode to improve the sustainability of our teaching practices.

Keyword Teaching spaces
Learning spaces
Blended learning
Web-conferencing
Description for Link Link to conference proceedings
URL http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/Wellington12/2012/pagec16a.html
 
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