Singapore International • Multi-campus (18,000 internal students) • Major distance education provider (17,000 students) • Approx 3500 international students • Top ranked major distance education provider in Australasia About Massey University
Saving Money or Adding Value? 1. Research design 2. Perceived current study practices 3. Perceived future study practices
1. Research Design Objective: • determine the level of use and effectiveness of the digital delivery of learning resources, including annotation tools; • understand staff and student perceptions of the digital delivery of learning resources; • assess the types of supports, services and resourcing requirements needed for the effective digital delivery of learning resources.
1. Research Design • Online survey • Semester Two 2010 • College of Business • 60 course offerings • 5000 students • 1200 responses (28%) • 528 internal / 681 distance
Conclusion Three takeaways… • They like digital but still prefer print • They like digital annotation but don’t use it • They see digital as ‘normal’ practice in the future
Conclusion “ Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts can be counted".
The problem is never the problem. The response to the problem is almost always the real problem. Conclusion “ Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts can be counted".
Conclusion In Your Own Words Project Online learning is not the same as learning online http://wikiresearcher.org/DEHub_Research_Projects/DEHubMassey_University
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