Distance and Flexible Learning
Results for Distance and Flexible Learning
An educational resource for health professionals – a collaborative project between Alcohol Healthwatch and the University of Otago, funded by the Ministry of Health.
The lead advisory group for tertiary e-learning in Aotearoa, New Zealand
Topics and modules currently under development are:
1.0 Laying OFDL foundations
1.1 Participants’ perspectives - An exploration of each participant’s understanding of OFDL, their role, their institutional context
1.2 Definitions and history - Focussing on DE, looking at foundations and the evolution of DE (include social justice); Perry’s Open University ‘opens’
1.3 The distance advantage - The diversity of DE students; no significant difference and meta-studies; inclusion
1.4 The diversity of distance - Case studies and examples
2.0 Key distance education concepts
2.1 The systems approach - Industrialisation; quality in DE
2.2 Modelling DE - Transactions; the Community of Inquiry; transactional distance; the guided didactic conversation
3.0 The effective distance educator
3.1 Understanding your role - Institutional context; examples – which represents you?; reflective questions; goals & outcomes; interactions; assessment; support; technologies
3.2 The role of the distance educator - Teaching presence; the role of the DE over time
3.3 What effective distance educators do - Interacting with students; written style; providing feedback
4.0 Successful distance learners
4.1 The student study cycle - Retention; completion; support services; preparedness
4.2 Student learning behaviours - Setting expectations; self-reflective learning; orientations to study; motivation
5.0 The OFDL community
5.1 Professional organisations - Links, overview
5.2 Publications - Books and journals, Websites
6.0 Future thinking
This web-resource provides an interactive system-wide view of what tertiary education might look like in New Zealand in 2016. Tertiary education managers and leaders can use these scenarios to plan future organisational and programme development.
This National Project Fund project will apply the e-learning Maturity Model (eMM) and monitor institutional change in 4 New Zealand tertiary organisations.
This project identified 10 effective strategies that teachers can use within a blended learning environment to enhance learner engagement and achievement.