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Online Learning and Social Presence: Developing Tertiary Students' Skills of Critique


Lajbcyier, P and Spratt, CF, Online Learning and Social Presence: Developing Tertiary Students' Skills of Critique, International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 1, (1) pp. 1 - 11. ISSN 1550-1876 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.4018/jicte.2005010101


Devising pedagogical strategies that will engage students in ways which will assure the development of their skills of critique and analysis presents a challenge to tertiary teachers. This paper draws on data from a recent case-based evaluation study to argue that innovative assessment and the development of social presence in online learning environments can contribute to developing skills of critique and analysis in tertiary students. The paper is underpinned by the belief that creative thinking about curriculum issues must continue to lead debates about tertiary pedagogy, the use of educational technologies and online learning. It concludes by posing implications for further research in pedagogical practices in tertiary settings. © 2005, IGI Global. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Spratt, CF (Dr Christine Spratt)
ID Code:38423
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-05-10

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