Can one size fit all? using web-based audiographics to support more flexible delivery and learning
Rowe, S & Ellis, A 2008, 'Can one size fit all? using web-based audiographics to support more flexible delivery and learning', Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology?: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Ascilite Conference, Melbourne, Vic., 30 November - 3 December, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, pp. 841-850.
As educational technologies evolve and new technologies become available they create opportunities and challenges for university teaching staff. Once potential improvements are identified they often need to be implemented incrementally and carefully evaluated. The separate and specific benefits to teaching staff, enrolled students and the institution need to be recognised. Audiographics is an established teaching technology that has evolved with the spread of the Internet and improvements in compression technologies such as particular VoIP. This case study describes the central role of a current web-based audiographic product (Elluminate Live!) in the evolving online structure for an undergraduate auditing course in a degree program at a regional Australian university. The ability for staff and students to engage with the rich suite of synchronous teaching and learning tools as well as the ability to record session interaction for later playback are presented as key benefits for improved flexibility in staff teaching and access to student learning opportunities