[LINK] Is 'the Web' increasingly used to mean 'the
Thu, 03 Oct 2002 07:40:50 +1000
And the key here is UNIVERSITY. Web-supported seems to be common even in
the most traditional unis, e.g. Melbourne. But TAFE/VET is going
gang-busters with online course delivery. Probably fits with their long
history of external student support approaches.
My guess is it probably varies among the uni group as well. Some like SQ
and CSturt and probably Deakin [not sure] are well advanced in online delivery.
At 10:55 PM 2/10/02 +1000, Stephen Loosley wrote:
>Regarding the Internet delivery of Australian University course units ...
>in the Overview section of the Commonwealth Department of Education,
>Science and Training's (DEST) "Higher Education Report for the 2002 to
>2004 Triennium" the authors make note that ..
>"While growth in infrastructure is evident, the nature of the growth in
>online delivery is not clear. [But] preliminary data from a recent survey
>of Australian universities by the Department, suggests that the number
>of fully online courses is still relatively small, at 207, but that about 54%
>of the 63,468 undergraduate units and 30,378 postgraduate units offered
>at Australian universities are web-supported."
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