Web based lecture technologies: blurring the boundaries between face to face and distance learning

Woo, Karen and Gosper, Maree and McNeill, Margot and Preston, Greg and Green, David and Phillips, Rob (2008) Web based lecture technologies: blurring the boundaries between face to face and distance learning. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 16 (2). pp. 81-93. ISSN 0968-7769 (print)/1741-1629 (online)

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Web based lecture technologies (WBLT) have gained popularity amongst universities in Australia as a tool for delivering lecture recordings to students in close to real time. This paper reports on a selection of results from a larger research project investigating the impact of WBLT on teaching and learning. Results show that while staff see the advantages for external students, they question the extent to which these advantages apply to internal students. In contrast both cohorts of students were positive about the benefits of the technologies for their learning and they adopted similar strategies for their use. With the help of other technologies, some external students and staff even found WBLT useful for fostering communication between internal and external students. As such, while the traditional boundary between internal and external students seems to remain for some staff, students seem to find the boundary much less clear.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Divisions: ALT-J Journal
Depositing User: Justin Smith
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 11:53
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 09:00
URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/742

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