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Dunn, M & Wilson, G 2002, 'Getting IT together: defining our students' reactions to learning via interactive communication technologies',paper presented to Proceedings of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) National Conference, Brisbane, Qld., July.

Copyright © Gail Wilson and ATEA, 2002.


Extract: This study documents the ways in which flexible modes of delivery were adopted using information and communication technology (ICT) in two internal subjects in the third year Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) program at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst NSW. It is based on the assertion by Taylor, Lopez & Quadrelli (1996) that 'flexibility must be developed and evaluated in specific local contexts'. The study examines the rationale for moving towards a more flexible mode of delivery for on-campus students in order to service the needs of their profession and the institutional demands both on students to become lifelong, autonomous learners, and on staff to develop skills and competencies in the use of ICT.