Digital opportunities for education in the Northen Territory can help reduce the challenges of geographical isolation. The aim of this strategy is to connect teachers across urban, remote and very remote settings and develop innovative online learning tools, in order to strengthen engagement, growth and...
This paper explores the diversity of third age learning in regional and rural communities when people open themselves to new experiences and challenges in everyday life in two very different parts of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.
The key challenge for regional, rural and remote education is ensuring, regardless of location or circumstances, that every young person has access to high quality schooling and opportunities.
This paper adopts a narrative and integrative approach to advance the understanding of curriculum design practices, with particular relevance to distance education.
The ‘tyranny of distance’ endured by many rural and regional families has been linked with negative educational outcomes for rural students including lower academic outcomes related to the ‘social stratification’ that is revealing itself across Australian education sectors.
This report provides an overview of the key issues, identifies the principal challenges and highlights the major policy responses in view of the findings and recommendations from recent research reports funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE). It also draws...
An introduction to Sector-Wide Approach (SWAps) & their evolution as a global aid modality
Listening needs of distance learners: a case study of EAP learners at the University of the South Pacific
This study focuses on student listening needs in the context of the English for Academic Purposes program taught by distance education at the University of the South Pacific. It explores the relationship between learners' awareness of the learning strategy they use for developing their listening...
Opportunity through online learning: improving student access, participation and success in higher education
This report outlines research from Australia and the UK informing ten 'National Guidelines to Improve Student Outcomes in Online Education'.
This paper reports on a study conducted in 2014 and 2015 that explored the accessibility of eLearning for students with disabilities studying fully online in Australia. Executive Summary The study looked at students studying through Open Universities Australia (OUA). OUA brings together 15 different independent...