Moving beyond four walls: a fully online delivery model
Rowe, S & Ellis, A 2010, 'Moving beyond four walls: a fully online delivery model', ED-MEDIA: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Toronto, Cananda, 29 June, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA, pp. 2887-2895. ISBN: 1880094819
As educational technologies evolve and become available they create opportunities and challenges for university teachers. 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. This case study describes the central role of a 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 design of a fully online delivery model integrating a rich suite of asynchronous and synchronous tools offering increased flexibility for students to engage with learning resources is reported. The design also caters for an increase in academic staff time available for increased support of student learning.