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University in Transition: A Case Study of Redesigning for Blended Learning PROCEEDINGS

, Massey University, New Zealand

World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper describes the opportunities that have arisen from the implementation a new virtual learning environment (VLE) in a major distance education provider. It presents a case study of how the transition from a proprietary Learning Management System (LMS) to Moodle has been a catalyst for significant pedagogical redesign. In many respects, the new LMS is a Trojan Mouse which has disrupted pedagogy as the University strives to create a vibrant digital learning culture. The importance of leadership and whole of system approach to blended delivery is emphasised along with a comprehensive quality enhancement framework. Efforts to build a culture of innovation and continuous improvement are descibed as the case study reflects on the question: what does quality blended learning look like and how do you promote it? The lesson illustrated through a number of examples is that quality is living, continuous, context specific and must be locally owned—for better and worse.

Citation

Brown, M. (2010). University in Transition: A Case Study of Redesigning for Blended Learning. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2010 (p. 278). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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