Acknowledging the distance learner: the role of the student voice in enhancing the quality of the distance learner's e-learning experience

Andrews, Trish (2013). Acknowledging the distance learner: the role of the student voice in enhancing the quality of the distance learner's e-learning experience. In J. Willems, B. Tynan and R. James (Ed.), Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning (pp. 242-254) Hershey, PA, U.S.A.: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4205-8.ch017

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Author Andrews, Trish
Title of chapter Acknowledging the distance learner: the role of the student voice in enhancing the quality of the distance learner's e-learning experience
Title of book Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning
Place of Publication Hershey, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher Information Science Reference
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-4205-8.ch017
Open Access Status
Series Advances in Mobile and Distance Learning
ISBN 9781466642058
9781466642065
ISSN 2327-1892
2327-1906
Editor J. Willems
B. Tynan
R. James
Chapter number 17
Start page 242
End page 254
Total pages 13
Total chapters 29
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The growth of e-learning, particularly distance learning via e-learning, is widely recognised as a significant factor influencing higher education in the 21st century. The rapid and ongoing uptake of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for teaching and learning, along with the recognition that increased student engagement can lead to more effective learning, is changing the way in which teaching and learning occurs in universities. This chapter suggests that the distance learner is frequently overlooked in the current climate when it comes to consideration of student needs and that current applications of ICT for distance learning raises questions about the quality of their learning experience. The chapter discusses the role of the student voice in understanding and addressing students’ needs in relation to the quality of their learning experience and suggests that greater attention needs to be paid to the distinct voice of the distance education student. The chapter provides some methodologies for collecting the student’s voice and gives consideration to how addressing the distance learners’ voice to enhance their learning experience might be most effectively accomplished.
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes The chapters comprising this book were first presented at the DEHub and ODLAA SUMMIT: Education 2011 to 2021--Global Challenges and Perspectives of Blended and Distance Learning held in Sydney on 15th-18th February 2011.

 
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Created: Tue, 03 Sep 2013, 16:52:02 EST by Ms Trish Andrews on behalf of Teaching & Educational Development Institute