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Managing Project-Based Workplace Learning at a Distance: University-Health Service Partnership in a Master's Program


Osborne, J, Managing Project-Based Workplace Learning at a Distance: University-Health Service Partnership in a Master's Program, Global Challenges and Perspectives in Blended and Distance Learning, IGI Global, J Willems B Tynan and R James (ed), Hershey Pennsylvania United States of America, pp. 99-106. ISBN 9781466639782 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2013 IGI Global

DOI: doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-3978-2.ch007


This case description outlines the development of a Master's course in Clinical Leadership involving a partnership arrangement between the University of Tasmania and a New South Wales (NSW) Area Health Service, where partners are based in different states, and course participants complete their studies predominantly in distance mode. Workplace learning through project implementation is core to the course. The university takes responsibility for the development and delivery of online units, while the health service partner has major responsibility for the coordination and assessment of workplace learning assignments, with the academic moderation of the university teaching team. The integration of theory-based units with project implementation has been well received by course participants. Distance factors provide significant challenges for course implementation. Early course evaluations have informed revisions to unit structures, but changes in the client base may force revisions to course delivery to maintain participant access to study materials and activities. lecturers, health service instructors, course participants, and their workplace supervisors are all affected by changing dynamics.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Distance education-Cross-cultural studies, Blended learning-Cross-cultural studies
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational administration, management and leadership
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Osborne, J (Ms Jo Osborne)
ID Code:89235
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2014-02-27
Last Modified:2017-10-20

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