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Online learning: Professional development for the changing role of the lecturer

Herrington, J. and Oliver, R. (2001) Online learning: Professional development for the changing role of the lecturer. In: Moving Online II: A conference to explore the challenges for work places, colleges and universities, 2 - 4 September 2001, Gold Coast, Qld

Abstract

While telecommunications and telematics have been available in Australian schools and universities for decades, the speed of adoption of the Internet into general use has been unprecedented. This has placed a great deal of pressure on teachers and lecturers to reevaluate their roles in the light of new teaching and learning opportunities. The Internet has opened up possibilities beyond the simple acquisition of information, and has created teaching and learning challenges which many teachers feel ill equipped to meet. This paper examines the impact of the Internet on the teacher's role and explores the types of skills and strategies that teachers will need to be effective and efficient in online learning environments. Finally, the professional development needs for the new role of online teacher are discussed within the context of a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Notes: Appears In: Moving Online II: A conference to explore the challenges for workplaces, colleges and universities: Proceedings of the Moving Online II Conference
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7059
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