Drivers for and obstacles to the development of interactive multimodal technology-mediated distance higher education courses

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Birch, Dawn and Sankey, Michael D.. 2008. "Drivers for and obstacles to the development of interactive multimodal technology-mediated distance higher education courses ." International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology. 4 (1), pp. 1-10.
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Drivers for and obstacles to the development of interactive multimodal technology-mediated distance higher education courses

ERA Journal ID20314
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsBirch, Dawn (Author) and Sankey, Michael D. (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology
Journal Citation4 (1), pp. 1-10
Number of Pages10
Year2008
Place of PublicationBarbados, West Indies
ISSN1814-0556
Web Address (URL)http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=375&layout=html
Abstract

Advances in information and communication technologies, particularly the emergence of the Internet as a major source of global information have encouraged tertiary educators to develop rich, technology-based learning environments. Moreover, ready access to multimedia at the desktop provides the opportunity to develop engaging and interactive learning resources to enhance traditional learning environments. As a consequence, educators of distance education students are now able to move away from traditional, print-based study packages and develop multimodal course materials. This paper provides a qualitative meta-analysis of the issues associated with academics’ adoption and integration of technology for developing distance education courses, emerging from a range of contemporary studies and presents a framework for the investigation of factors influencing academics’ adoption of technology.

Keywordsmultimodal; ICT; technology; distance education courses; obstacles; motivators
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
390303. Higher education
461002. Human information behaviour
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Birch, Dawn and Volkov, Michael. 2005. "Students' perceptions of compulsory asynchronous online discussion." Purchase, Sharon (ed.) Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (ANZMAC 2005): Broadening the Boundaries. Fremantle, Australia 05 - 07 Dec 2005 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Multimodal design for hybrid learning materials in a second level economics course
Sankey, Michael D. and St Hill, Rod. 2005. "Multimodal design for hybrid learning materials in a second level economics course." Cheung, Stephen L. (ed.) 11th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference. Sydney, Australia 11 - 12 Jul 2005 Sydney, Australia.
Multiple representations in multimedia and e-learning materials: an issue of literacy
Sankey, Michael and Nooriafshar, Mehryar. 2005. "Multiple representations in multimedia and e-learning materials: an issue of literacy." Son, Jeong-Bae and O'Neill, Shirley (ed.) Enhancing learning and teaching: pedagogy, technology and language. Flaxton, Australia. Post Pressed. pp. 149-172
Visual and multiple representation in learning materials: an issue of literacy
Sankey, Michael D.. 2003. "Visual and multiple representation in learning materials: an issue of literacy." Create.ed 2003: eLearning for the Creative Industries. Melbourne, Australia 02 Oct 2003
Multimodal design considerations for developing hybrid course materials: an issue of literacy
Sankey, Michael D. and Smith, Alan. 2004. "Multimodal design considerations for developing hybrid course materials: an issue of literacy." Third Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF3). Dunedin, New Zealand 04 - 08 Jul 2004
Multimodal design for hybrid course materials: developing a new paradigm for delivery
Sankey, Michael D.. 2004. "Multimodal design for hybrid course materials: developing a new paradigm for delivery." Online Learning & Teaching Conference (OLT2004): Exploring Integrated Learning Environments,. Brisbane, Australia 03 Nov 2004
Considering visual literacy when designing instruction
Sankey, Michael D.. 2002. "Considering visual literacy when designing instruction." e-Journal of Instructional Science and Technology (e-JIST). 5 (2), pp. 1-14.