We’re on a steep learning curve: The benefits and challenges of multi-campus university course delivery

You are here

Research and Development in Higher Education Vol. 33 : Reshaping Higher Education

July, 2010, 654 pages
Published by
M. Devlin, J. Nagy and A. Lichtenberg
0 908557 80 9

This paper combines literary evidence with case study experiences to explore best practice in teaching across multiple campus universities. Multi-campus teaching is increasing across the tertiary education sector posing a number of benefits and challenges for university learners, educators and administrative staff. The main solutions proposed by educational researchers to meet the challenges of multi-campus teaching include e- learning and videoconferencing technologies that provide alternative modes of delivery to traditional face-to-face learning. These modes are critiqued in the context of multi- campus delivery of university courses. Despite the growth of multi-campus teaching, little evidence exists to guide the development of multi-campus course delivery.

Keywords: multi-campus course delivery, e-learning, videoconferencing