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Southern Skies Distance Education Academic Exchange Project: Building a Community of Practice


Bossu, C, Southern Skies Distance Education Academic Exchange Project: Building a Community of Practice, Global Challenges and Perspectives in Blended and Distance Learning, IGI Global, J Willems, B Tynan and R James (ed), Australia, pp. 107-114. ISBN 9781466639782 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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In order to combine forces and experiences to overcome current challenges faced by distance education providers in Australia and South America, specifically in Brazil and Argentina, leading distance education institutions from both worlds decided to develop the Southern Skies Distance Education Academic Exchange Project. Funded by the Council on Australia Latin America Relations, this project promoted academic exchange between four Australian universities collaborating as DEHub and four educational institutions in South America: two institutions in Argentina and two in Brazil. This chapter presents the two stages of this exchange project during which visits by representatives from participating institutions were reciprocated. It also highlights some of the challenges faced by the project participants. Finally, it discusses the opportunities that have emerged for further exchange and collaboration amongst the institutions involved.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:distance education, Australia South America, Southern Skies Distance Education Academic Exchange Project
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Education systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Bossu, C (Dr Carina Bossu)
ID Code:94574
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
Deposited On:2014-09-11
Last Modified:2017-12-18

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