Reality at the COAL FACE

Birks, Melanie, Buchan, Janet, Smithson, John, and Norris, Philip (2014) Reality at the COAL FACE. In: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. pp. 565-569. From: ascilite 2014: 31st Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Rhetoric and Reality: critical perspectives on educational technology, 23-26 November 2014, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Online and blended learning modalities have made education accessible to those whose lifestyle, work obligations or geographical location would otherwise deny them such opportunities. The enthusiasm with which such approaches to learning have been embraced has often overlooked those factors within physical and virtual learning spaces that impact on the educational experience. This paper reports on the first phase of a study that sought to engender a Community of Active Learners who are Flexible, Adaptive, Connected and Engaged (the COAL FACE project). Through analysis of focus group data, the authors describe processes of participants getting access to the learning spaces and resources, getting comfortable in this environment, and getting connected to support mechanisms that enhance the learning and teaching.

Item ID: 36750
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-473-30750-9
Keywords: blended learning, learning spaces, multi-campus environments, nursing education
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Funders: Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 00:13
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