Flexible delivery: On-line versus bottom-line

Philip J. Warelow, Samantha Wells, Pauletta Irwin

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Objective In using a flexible delivery of learning approach to nursing education, and taking into account the globalization of education, this research argues that universities need to consider and take into account both the positive and negative aspects of this decision. Setting Tertiary educational settings Subjects All undergraduate/postgraduate students Primary Argument As nursing education is undergoing some significant changes this study argues that universities must be prepared to adopt some changes to harmonies with the needs of learners, the major stakeholders and to remain financially competitive in the marketplace. Conclusion These arguments need to be considered using the backdrop of what might be described as the globalization of education and universities need to respond to the challenges that flexible online learning presents. Flexible delivery for nursing education may need to proceed forward with a degree of caution because financial considerations shouldn't be a determinant of pedagogical quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Advanced Nursing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011


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