Journal/conference papers

Online Enabling Courses and Programs

This document is a working list of published papers that discuss online enabling education in Australia. Some of these papers refer to cohorts that include both online and on-campus students, while others specifically discuss online delivery.

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Other Useful Articles

This section contains a selection of articles broadly related to online teaching and learning in higher education. Please note that some articles are behind a paywall and may need to accessed via an institutional account with a publisher or database.

Teaching strategies and student support

Henry, J. & Meadows, J. (2008). An absolutely riveting online course: nine principles for excellence in web-based teaching. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 34(1). Retrieved from http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/179/177

Salmon, G. (2007). 80:20 for e-moderators. cms-journal, 29, 39–43. Retrieved from http://edoc.hu-berlin.de/cmsj/29/salmon-gilly-39/PDF/salmon.pdf

Shillington, S., Brown, M., MacKay, A., Paewai, S., Suddaby, G. & White, F. (2012). Avoiding the goulash: closing gaps and bridging distances. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 27(1), pp.65–80. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02680513.2012.640789

Weller, M. de losArcos, B., Farrow, R., Pitt, B. & McAndrew, P. (2015). The impact of OER on teaching and learning practice. Open Praxis, 7(4), pp 351–361. Retreived from http://www.openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/227/179

Wiesenberg, F. & Stacey, E. (2005). Reflections on teaching and learning online: Quality program design, delivery and support issues from a cross‐global perspective. Distance Education, 26(3), 385–404. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01587910500291496

Zammit, B. (2010). Transition Pedagogy and core foundation units: a case study. Paper presented at 16th International First Year in Higher Education Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 7–10 July, 2013. Retrieved from http://fyhe.com.au/past_papers/papers13/fyhe13_proceedings.pdf

Instructional design and learning theory

Ally, M. (2004). Foundations of educational theory for online learning. In T. Anderson & F. Elloumi (Eds.), Theory and Practice of Online Learning (pp.3-31). Athabasca, Canada: Athabasca University. Retrieved from http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/pdf/TPOL_book.pdf

Christensen, T. K. (2008). The role of theory in instructional design: Some views of an ID practitioner. Performance Improvement, 47(4), 25–32. Retrieved from http://performancexpress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/PFI47_4_25.pdf

Ertmer, P. A. & Newby, T. J. (2013). Behaviourism, cognitivism, constructivism: Comparing critical features from an instructional design perspective. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 26(2), 43–71. Retrieved from http://northweststate.edu/wp-content/uploads/files/21143_ftp.pdf

Retention and ‘barriers’ in online learning

Bennett, A., Hodges, B., Kavanagh, K., Fagan, S., Hartley, J. & Schofield, N. (2012). “ Hard” and “soft” aspects of learning as investment: Opening up the neo-liberal view of a programme with “high” levels of attrition. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 14(3), 141–157. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5456/WPLL.14.3.141

Brown, M., Hughes, H., Shillington, S., Keppell, M., Hard, N. & Smith, L. (2012). Superficial social inclusion? Reflections from first-time distance learners. A Practice Report. The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 3(2), 73–80. Retrieved from https://fyhejournal.com/article/view/130

Greenland, S. J. & Moore, C. (2014). Patterns of student enrolment and attrition in Australian open access online education: a preliminary case study. Open Praxis, 6(1), 45–54. Retrieved from http://openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/95

Hart, C. (2012). Factors associated with student persistence in an online program of study: A review of the literature. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 11(1), 19-42. Retrieved from http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/pdf/11.1.2.pdf

Hewitt, L. & Rose-Adams, J. (2012). What “retention” means to me: The position of the adult learner in student retention. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 14(special issue), 146-164. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5456/WPLL.14.S.146

Simpson, O. (2010). “22% – can we do better?” – The CWP Retention Literature Review Final Report, Centre for Widening Participation, The Open University. Retrieved from http://www.94669.mrsite.com/USERIMAGES/Retention%20literature%20review.pdf

Willems, J. (2005). Flexible learning: Implications of “when-ever”, “where-ever” and “what-ever.” Distance Education, 26(3), 429–435. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01587910500291579

EdTech in practice

Henderson, M. & Phillips, M. (2015). Video-based feedback on student assessment: Scarily personal. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 31(1), 51-66. Retrieved from http://ajet.org.au/index.php/AJET/article/view/1878

Jackson, V. (2012). The use of a social networking site with pre-enrolled Business School students to enhance their first year experience at university, and in doing so, improve retention. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 14(special issue), 25–42. Retrieved from http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/openu/jwpll/2013/00000014/A00101s1/art00003

Rogerson-Revell, P., Nie, M. & Armellini, A. (2012). An evaluation of the use of voice boards, e-book readers and virtual worlds in a postgraduate distance learning applied linguistics and TESOL programme. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 27(2), 103–119. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02680513.2012.678610

Spies, M. (2011). Engaging the online learner: Student reactions to the use of audio podcasts in off campus courses. Paper presented at Ascilite 2011 Conference, Changing Demands, Changing Directions, Hobart, Australia, 4-7 December, 2011, 1167–1177. Retrieved from http://www.leishman-associates.com.au/ascilite2011/downloads/papers/Spies-full.pdf

Sector overviews

Allen, I. E. & Seaman, J. (2013). Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States. Babson Park, MA: The Babson Survey Research Group. Retrieved from http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/reports/changingcourse.pdf

Norton, A. (2013). The Online Evolution: When Technology Meets Tradition in Higher Education. Grattan Institute. Retrieved from http://grattan.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/186_online_higher_education.pdf

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