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Deakin University Talk at UNITAR: Some Current Issues in the Rise of Online Education
Wednesday 28 July, 10am at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, UNITAR
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Some Current Issues in the Rise of Online Education
Online education has had an increasing presence in various forms of education: schooling, training, professional development and university programs. The rise of online education has been fuelled by a decade or more of promotional rhetoric together with financial and other material incentives. However, these developments have occurred principally in ‘developed’ nations and have also favoured the wealthier communities within these nations.
There is a range of concerns arising from the use of online media in education. These include the misuse/use of the Internet by children and adults, the displacement of ‘traditional’ educational skills and experiences by online skills and experiences, the costs of sustaining viable IT infrastructure, and the globalisation/homegenisation of curricula and pedagogies. This presentation will provide an overview of the rise of online education and the consequences for educational institutions. It will present some current concerns and prompt questions, comment and discussion about the rise of online education.
Presenter: Professor Terry Evans
Time & venue: Wednesday 28 July, 10am at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, UNITAR Student Lobby, Kelana Jaya Study Centre, 16-1 Jalan Perbadaran SS6/12, Kelana Jaya Urban Centre, 47301 Kelana Jaya, Selangor
Contact: Encik Hasnan Hakim, Encik Muzaffar Mustapa tel 7809 2100/2020
(Numbers are limited, so book early)
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Professor Terry Evans is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education. He is recognised internationally for his research and scholarship in open and distance education, and more recently in doctoral education and policy. Terry Evans has undertaken international consultancies in on research, policy and educational development. He is the editor or co-editor of ten books on open and distance education and in 1995 he received the Open and Distance Learning Association's Award for Research Excellence for his book Understanding Learners in Open and Distance Education (London, Kogan Page, 1994).
Terry Evans has held several research grants from Australian Research Council, Commonwealth Government and other agencies. His current research projects are:
1. 2004-6 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant The Impact of Risk Management on Higher Degree Research Policy and Pedagogy in Australian Universities. $120,000 (with E McWilliam (QUT), P Taylor (Bond) & A Lawson (UQ))
2. 2003-5 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant Working students: reconceptualizing the doctoral experience. $150,000+ (with M Pearson (ANU) & P Macauley (Deakin)).
3. 2003-4 Deakin University Special Research Grant The PhD in Australia. $60,000 (with P Macauley (Deakin) & M Pearson (ANU)).