Interactive distance e-learning for isolated communities: finishing the jigsaw

Stephen Crump, Colin Boylan

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Abstract

This paper provides information on the background to the two pilot investigations into 'interactive distance e-learning' [IDeL] following the introduction in New South Wales and in the Northern Territory of Australia of satellite-supported two-way broad-band internet services for school-age and adult distance education. The context is the expansion and reform of educational services to these communities. The IDeL service is provided to 'School of the Air' students and parents on isolated stations, remote schools, students and adults in isolated Aboriginal communities, and adults on isolated properties or living in small towns seeking vocational education. The shift to satellite delivery of distance education allows teachers and students to communicate using real-time video, shared computer applications, graphics, audio-conferencing, online chat, and email.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th SPERA
Subtitle of host publicationThe face of learning - Generation M : the mobile generation
EditorsColin Boylan
Place of PublicationOsbourne Park, W.A.
PublisherSPERA
Pages1-25
Number of pages25
Volume18
ISBN (Electronic)0977549321
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventSociety for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia (SPERA) National Rural Education Conference - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 27 Aug 200829 Aug 2008

Conference

ConferenceSociety for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia (SPERA) National Rural Education Conference
CountryAustralia
Period27/08/0829/08/08

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