Going Where the Students Are Already: Reimagining online learning where students and lecturers co-create an interactive teaching and learning space

By Lisa Hall and Catherine Maughan.

Published by The International Journal of Technologies in Learning

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Universities and tertiary education providers are increasingly faced with questions and challenges of how to adapt their practices to include the online space. Moving beyond the idea of online learning as solely a vehicle for content delivery, this paper explores how one Tertiary Enabling Course for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is using Facebook as an effective space for student centered engagement, communication and learning. It suggests that effective online learning needs to include much more than the delivery of content in order to be truly useful and meaningful to learners. It must first and foremost be centered on the social engagement of students into the community of learners. It dares us to reimagine online learning as a place where students and lecturers co-create an interactive teaching and learning space together.

Keywords: Online Learning, Facebook, Transition, Enabling, Technology, Indigenous

The International Journal of Technologies in Learning, Volume 22, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.51-61. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 9, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 396.432KB)).

Lisa Hall

Lecturer - Preparation for Tertiary Success, Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education/ACIKE, Alice Springs, NT, Australia

Catherine Maughan

Course Co-ordinator - Preparation for Tertiary Success, Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education/ACIKE, Alice Springs, NT, Australia