Making distance learning E.R.O.T.I.C.: Applying interpretation principles to distance learning

Ross, Anne, Siepen, Greg and O'Connor, Sue (2003) Making distance learning E.R.O.T.I.C.: Applying interpretation principles to distance learning. Environmental Education Research, 9 4: 479-495. doi:10.1080/1350462032000126122


Author Ross, Anne
Siepen, Greg
O'Connor, Sue
Title Making distance learning E.R.O.T.I.C.: Applying interpretation principles to distance learning
Journal name Environmental Education Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1350-4622
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1350462032000126122
Volume 9
Issue 4
Start page 479
End page 495
Total pages 17
Editor W.Scott
Place of publication UK
Publisher Carfax
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
330107 Educational Technology and Media
330109 Assessment and Evaluation
740301 Higher education
Abstract Distance learners are self-directed learners traditionally taught via study books, collections of readings, and exercises to test understanding of learning packages. Despite advances in e-Learning environments and computer-based teaching interfaces, distance learners still lack opportunities to participate in exercises and debates available to classroom learners, particularly through non-text based learning techniques. Effective distance teaching requires flexible learning opportunities. Using arguments developed in interpretation literature, we argue that effective distance learning must also be Entertaining, Relevant, Organised, Thematic, Involving and Creative—E.R.O.T.I.C. (after Ham, 1992). We discuss an experiment undertaken with distance learners at The University of Queensland Gatton Campus, where we initiated an E.R.O.T.I.C. external teaching package aimed at engaging distance learners but using multimedia, including but not limited to text-based learning tools. Student responses to non-text media were positive.
Q-Index Code C1

 
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