Reshaping distance education: returning the student to centre stage
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AbstractTeachers in higher education are confronted with a confusing and fragmented range of learning and teaching models for learners who are not traditional on-campus students. This paper examines the development of guidelines to assist in the reshaping of a coursework Master's program in project management offered at a regional university. Using a coursework program as a case study, an holistic exploration has been carried out of the critical issues associated with teaching and learning at a distance, with a focus on the three layers of the institutional environment, the pedagogical frameworks and the learning setting of the actual students. The research methodology and design are discussed and the outcomes are presented to provide guidance for administrators, teachers and learners. The major outcome of this study is an holistic framework of distance education learning principles for higher education (DELPHE) as a meaningful tool for reshaping postgraduate distance education learning and teaching models.
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Todhunter, Barrie (2013) Reshaping distance education: returning the student to centre stage. In: Outlooks and opportunities in blended and distance learning. Advances in Mobile and Distance Learning . IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 301-315. ISBN 9781466642058