ELearning and Educational Technology in Tertiary Education: A Help or a Hindrance?

Ian Heazlewood

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    Abstract

    The Australian Government has a multibillion dollar national policy, the National Broadband Network to provide internet access for all Australians. eLearning and educational technology are significant new approaches to delivering higher education to Australian higher education students. Such approaches are dependent on National Broadband Networks to deliver the resources using computer based learning. Worldwide Blackboard Learn, a provider of computer technology dependent on eLearning management systems, claims to have more than 20 million plus users of their learning management system. With the current emphasis on eLearning some important questions need to be asked and answered. These questions are, is this new learning paradigm a help or a hindrance to student learning in higher education, are the clams made by the providers of such resources supported by independent research evidence indicates and what effects actually occur with the end users, such as lecturers and students, the actuators of the new learning paradigm in higher education? 
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Annual International Conferences on Infocomm Technologies in Competitive Strategies (ICT 2014) and Computer Science Education
    Subtitle of host publicationInnovation & Technology (CSEIT 2014)
    EditorsNigel Gwee
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherGlobal Science and Technology Forum
    Pages14-17
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventAnnual International Conference on Infocomm Technologies in Competitive Strategies (ICT 2014 5th) and Computer Science Education: Innovation & Technology (CSEIT 2014) - Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 22 Sep 201423 Sep 2014
    Conference number: 2014 (5th)

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual International Conference on Infocomm Technologies in Competitive Strategies (ICT 2014 5th) and Computer Science Education: Innovation & Technology (CSEIT 2014)
    Abbreviated titleICT/CSEIT
    CountrySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period22/09/1423/09/14

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    Heazlewood, I. (2014). ELearning and Educational Technology in Tertiary Education: A Help or a Hindrance? In N. Gwee (Ed.), Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Conferences on Infocomm Technologies in Competitive Strategies (ICT 2014) and Computer Science Education: Innovation & Technology (CSEIT 2014) (pp. 14-17). Singapore: Global Science and Technology Forum.