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Distance education

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Distance learning
Virtual classroom
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Online delivery of VET qualifications: current use and outcomes

This research provides a contemporary view of how online learning is used to deliver entire qualifications in the Australian VET sector. It estimates the extent that entire qualifications are delivered online, investigates what this online delivery looks like and whether online training is providing students...
Strategy

Accelerate: education for all with technology and information 2019-2022

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...
Report

Independent review into regional, rural and remote education: final report

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.
Report

The state of the world's children 2017: children in a digital world

Examines the ways in which digital technology has already changed children’s lives and life chances – and explores what the future may hold.
Report

NCSEHE Focus: Successful outcomes for regional and remote students in Australian higher education

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...
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It’s about time: working towards more equitable understandings of the impact of time for students in higher education

This research focused primarily on regional and rural students, advocating an institutional emphasis on students' engagement with learning, alongside flexible undergraduate programs that are responsive to the complexities of each student’s background.
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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'.
Report

Access and barriers to online education for people with disabilities

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...
Report

Administration of the Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme

An assessment of the effectiveness of the Department of Human Services’ administration of the Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme. Summary The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of Human Services’ administration of Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme. The purpose of the Scheme is to...
Report

Researching SWAps in Pacific education: a study of experiences in Solomon Islands and Tonga

An introduction to Sector-Wide Approach (SWAps) & their evolution as a global aid modality
Thesis

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...