[LINK] !RE: Apple iPads for Victorian School Students
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Jun 8 13:19:18 EST 2010
Ivan Trundle wrote (in reply to Fred Pilcher):
> ... A pity that an average school day isn't 5 hours long (not quite). And
> at Uni, nowhere near (if you attend all recommended tutorials and
> lectures). ...
I solved the problem of the time taken by lectures in my Australian
National University Green ICT course, by cancelling them all:
The postgraduate students like a course with no mandatory lectures and
no examinations, so I am now proposing to extend this to undergraduates.
But this approach to teaching is not popular with most of the teaching
What I am aiming for is to remove the distinction between full time,
part time, on campus, distance education, overseas and local students.
Some students could do the courses entirely online, with ever visiting
the campus. But most students would want (or need) some face to face
tuition. The students could decide themselves which parts of the course
they need face to face help with. I believe this approach could be
extended to secondary and primary education as well and will be the real
digital education revolution.
I will discuss some of this as the Moodle Moot in Melbourne:
Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Lecturer, The Australian National University t: 02 61255694
Computer Science http://cs.anu.edu.au/user/3890
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