Online technologies at Victoria University: opportunities and challenges to support inclusive practices

Zorzenon, Guido, and Gilding, Anthony (2002) Online technologies at Victoria University: opportunities and challenges to support inclusive practices. In: The Ethics and Equity of E-learning in Higher Education (2) pp. 69-81. From: E-Learning, Ethics and Equity Conference, 20 April 2001, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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E-learning is a significant step forward for many students who have been disadvantaged in the past by time and distance. If well-designed, e-learning can provide students with ways of learning that are more aligned with good teaching principles for tertiary education (Chickering and Gamson, 1987; Chickering and Ehrmann 1993). Nonetheless, e-learning with its significant reliance on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a two-edged sword. We can easily discriminate against certain groups of students, often indirectly and without being aware of the full consequences of our actions. E-learning is just one manifestation of flexible learning arising from the use of ICT to support teaching programs. We want to provide more flexible learning pathways; increased flexibility in the learning methods used; more flexible and appropriate access to learning times, locations and resources; greater flexibility in assessment; and more flexible and responsive forms of student support. Online technology solves some of the practical problems we have, but now significantly extends the type of support we must now provide students with disabilities.

Item ID: 14688
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 1444-5700
Keywords: online technologies
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 23:10
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