Flexible delivery: Convergence and quality in model redesign

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Quality Conversations Vol. 25

July, 2002, 794 pages
Published by
Tony Herrington
ISBN
0 908557 54 X
Abstract 

As part of a 2001 Central Queensland University Focus Grant, the authors examined the effectiveness of two flexible/online delivery models used in two schools with the Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences. The aim was to examine and evaluate the different approaches, and explore the possibility of developing a future hybrid model that would meet the needs of students studying in both Schools. This paper reports the preliminary results of this research: the School of Social Work and Welfare Studies flexible delivery model has been very successful and has a lot to offer the BAOnline model in terms of the constructivist teaching approach and the scaffolding and support provided to students. Whilst the School of Humanities model has so far met with mixed success, it does have curriculum design and content development possibilities to offer the Social Work model.

Keywords: flexible delivery models

Flexible delivery: Convergence and quality in model redesign

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Fitzsimmons, J., Killion, F., Leeks, M. & Mensinga, J.