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This project aimed to upskill [Brisbane Indigenous Media Association] BIMA staff in the development and maintenance of a Learning Management System (LMS) in order to develop quality processes and practices that can be maintained by current staff and transferred to new staff.

This project aimed to upskill [Brisbane Indigenous Media Association] BIMA staff in the development and maintenance of a ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Scott, Mike
Date: 2013
Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania
Resource type: Report
Series name: Continuous Professional Learning projects
Subjects: Technology; Teaching and learning; Workforce development;

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Case studies in e-RPL and e-PR

The use of ePortfolios for recognition of prior learning (e-RPL) and for professional recognition (e-PR) is slowly gaining in popularity in the [vocational education and training] VET sector however their use is sporadic across educational sectors, disciplines, educational institutions and professions. Added to this is an array of purposes and types of e-RPL and e-PR models and practice. The aim of this paper is to build on the conceptual framework developed by Cameron (2012) for e-RPL and e-PR and to provide case studies for each of the four types developed within this framework: e-PR for Professional Accreditation; e-RPL for Workplace Recognition; e-RPL for Access; and e-RPL for Self Recognition.

The use of ePortfolios for recognition of prior learning (e-RPL) and for professional recognition (e-PR) is slowly gaining ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Cameron, Roslyn; Miller, Allison
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania
Journal title: Australian journal of adult learning
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Pathways; Technology; Employment;

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Web 2.0 usage in higher education in South Africa

The proliferation of Web 2.0 applications in general and in higher education institutions (HEIs) in particular was the impetus for this survey-based research into practices that online users (students) currently employ when using Web 2.0 sites. As part of the study, the popularity of Web 2.0 technologies and sites among online users at two universities was investigated in order to determine the extent of access and use as well as the potential threat to users of Web 2.0.

The proliferation of Web 2.0 applications in general and in higher education institutions (HEIs) in particular was the ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Hough, J.; Neuland, E.
Date: 2013
Geographic subjects: Africa; South Africa
Journal title: South African journal of higher education
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Technology; Higher education; Providers of education and training;

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The Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2013 proceedings: transition to open and on-line education in European universities

This conference was dedicated to the topic of 'Transition to open and on-line education in European universities'. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open educational resources (OER) were key topics of the conference. Keynote presentations were: A strategy for Europe in the age of the knowledge society: building new knowledge networks among traditional and distance universities / Maria Amata Garito; Do MOOCs announce a new paradigm for higher education? / John Daniel and Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic.

This conference was dedicated to the topic of 'Transition to open and on-line education in European universities'. Massive ...  Show Full Abstract  

Conference name: The Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference
Corporate authors: European Association of Distance Teaching Universities
Date: 2013
Geographic subjects: Europe
Resource type: Conference
Subjects: Providers of education and training; Higher education; Technology;

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Smart work centres: an analysis of demand in Western Sydney

With major advances in information and communications technology (ICT) in the last decade, particularly in mobile computing and high-speed broadband, there is a renewed interest in teleworking owing to its potential benefits to workers, employers and society at large. The Australian government, for example, aims to double Australia's level of telework by 2020, so that at least 12 per cent of Australian employees report having a telework arrangement with their employers.

With major advances in information and communications technology (ICT) in the last decade, particularly in mobile computing ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Wilmot, Kerryn; Boyle, Thomas; Rickwood, Peter;
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: New South Wales; Australia; Oceania
Resource type: Report
Subjects: Employment; Technology; Research;

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Education systems and academic satisfaction: a study on rural and urban students of traditional vs open education system in India

A satisfaction and dissatisfaction level within an individual influences the motivation level and his/her performance throughout the life. When an individual is satisfied with his/her work, he/she gets pleasure and feels motivated. Obtaining satisfaction from their education system is very important for students as this will lead to better learning possibilities. This paper aims to compare the level of academic satisfaction among the students of Traditional Education System and Open Education System. This paper also investigates academic satisfaction of urban and rural based students and comparing them over traditional (Urban: 110; Rural: 90), and open (Urban: 80; Rural: 71) education system. Statistical tests demonstrate that there is significant difference in the level of academic satisfaction among the students of open education system (OES) and traditional education system (TES).

A satisfaction and dissatisfaction level within an individual influences the motivation level and his/her performance ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Singh, Shashi; Singh, Ajay; Singh, Kiran
Date: 2012
Geographic subjects: Asia; India
Journal title: Turkish online journal of distance education
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Performance; Teaching and learning; Students;

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The benefits of the e-learning agricultural project KissanKerala to digital immigrants and digital natives

In recent times information and communication technology (ICT) has been able to make inroads into the ways information is disseminated among those involved in direct farming and farming related enterprises. This paper arose from a two-year study of the KissanKerala, the e-learning project underway in Kerala, a small state in India. It is more conspicuous when we learn that the KissanKerala project is able to disseminate agricultural information also among digital immigrants. Since 2003, the KissanKerala has been providing advisory services to the farming community in Kerala using a combination of technologies. Salient features of the project are discussed. Noteworthy are its interactive web portal and the online agri-video channel that uses the video sharing platform of YouTube. In this paper, [the authors] look at the e-learning strategies adopted; virtual learning environments created and also discuss participative tools used for communication. [The authors] have also made an impact-study of the project with a large number of beneficiaries. [The authors] learn that the KissanKerala is one of the most successful learning projects undertaken in distance mode in India.

In recent times information and communication technology (ICT) has been able to make inroads into the ways information is ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Roy, Manoj; Ghosh, Chimoy Kumar
Date: 2013
Geographic subjects: Asia; India
Journal title: Turkish online journal of distance education
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Teaching and learning; Technology; Migration;

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Digital 'tsunami' in higher education: democratisation movement towards open and free education

The results of the digital 'tsunami' changes in education in the 21st century have been huge. Recall that in the year 2000 there was no such thing as internet broadband, Facebook or iTunes, which [are now] daily commodities. No doubt changes in technology will continue to accelerate. Education is about learning. Learning happens everywhere and technology creates a platform of almost limitless opportunities for better learning. With the recent digital development of open education resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOCs), this emergence towards free and open resources and courses has a tremendous potential to democratise education. There is no denying that it's one of the biggest discussions being had in education around the world. Will the digital 'tsunami' phenomenon revolutionise the landscape of education? Some believe that this new medium will revolutionise both online and conventional education.

The results of the digital 'tsunami' changes in education in the 21st century have been huge. Recall that in the year 2000 ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Comeau, Jean D.; Cheng, Tung Lai
Date: 2013
Journal title: Turkish online journal of distance education
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Teaching and learning; Higher education; Technology;

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Distance education in the United States: from correspondence courses to the internet

Online learning is a descendent of distance education. Online education has a shared history with correspondence learning. In 1873, Anna Eliot Ticknor founded the Society to Encourage Studies at Home. Ticknor's society established one of America's first correspondence schools, a distance learning option conducted through the mail. This society was aimed at the education of women and enrolled more than 7,000 women. Education by mail was a quality approach to provide education for all because it allowed universities to access an infinite number of potential students. Today there are institutions that offer only online courses. At the same time, brick and mortar or traditional institutions offer online courses in addition to their face-to-face courses. A review of the literature suggests that as indicated by enrollment figures, the number of students taking online courses is growing and continued growth can be expected in the future.

Online learning is a descendent of distance education. Online education has a shared history with correspondence learning. ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Caruth, Gail D.; Caruth, Donald L.
Date: 2013
Geographic subjects: North America; United States
Journal title: Turkish online journal of distance education
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Teaching and learning; Technology; Participation;

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Landing the first job: the value of intermediaries in online hiring

This paper studies why outsourcing intermediaries have arisen within online hiring markets. The main finding is that third-party intermediaries provide employers with information that facilitates hiring. They do not increase worker productivity directly or coordinate teamwork. Intermediary affiliation signals that affiliated workers are high-quality compared to independent contractors. This pre-empts quality revelation on the job and mitigates inefficiently low rates of inexperienced worker hiring. Intermediaries can provide credible certification because affiliated workers share common offline backgrounds. Affiliation is most valuable for highly-skilled workers in developing countries, suggesting that incomplete information impedes the offshore production of skill-intensive tasks.

This paper studies why outsourcing intermediaries have arisen within online hiring markets. The main finding is that ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Stanton, Christopher; Thomas, Catherine
Conference name: CEP/DOM Capabilities, Competition and Innovation Seminar
Date: 2011
Resource type: Conference
Series name: CEP seminar papers
Subjects: Employment; Globalisation; Labour market;

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