The challenge of equivalence: Meshing food technology with blended learning across campuses and modes
Multi-campus delivery creates important challenges around the issue of equivalence. This
paper describes a number of lessons learnt from the design and delivery of a food
technology programme across three campuses – Auckland, Palmerston North and
Singapore – and the way digital technologies are being implemented to promote an
exceptional and distinctive learning experience for all students. The increasing use of
blended learning has posed many challenges for academic staff and the paper outlines some
of the difficulties involved in multi-campus and multi-mode course delivery. It concludes with 10 recommendations for those planning to utilise new digital technology to deliver equivalent learning experiences irrespective of campus or location.
Downey, M. & Brown, M. (2009). The challenge of equivalence: What happens when you
try to mesh food technology with blended learning across multi-campuses and modes? In Same places, different spaces. Presented at the ascilite conference in Auckland 2009.