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Coordinated, collaborative and coherent: Developing and implementing e‐learning guidelines within a national tertiary education system

Gordon Suddaby (Centre for Academic Development and E‐learning, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand)
John Milne (Centre for Academic Development and E‐learning, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Campus-Wide Information Systems

ISSN: 1065-0741

Article publication date: 28 March 2008

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Abstract

Purpose

The paper aims to discusses two complementary initiatives focussed on developing and implementing e‐learning guidelines to support good pedagogy in e‐learning practice.

Design/methodology/approach

The first initiative is the development of a coherent set of open access e‐learning guidelines for the New Zealand tertiary sector. The second project, arising from the e‐learning guidelines project, will implement selected guidelines in 18 tertiary institutions and evaluate the implementation processes and the outcomes.

Findings

The guidelines provide a framework for good pedagogical practice that supports quality e‐learning activity and engages staff in critically reflecting on e‐learning practice. The paper describes how e‐learning quality guidelines contribute to enhanced pedagogical quality, greater collaboration, and an approach that is focused on the learner.

Practical implications

Institutions need to provide motivation, support and resources to successfully implement e‐learning guidelines.

Originality/value

The paper describes an innovative approach to collaborating on improving e‐learning quality and coherence across a national tertiary education system.

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Citation

Suddaby, G. and Milne, J. (2008), "Coordinated, collaborative and coherent: Developing and implementing e‐learning guidelines within a national tertiary education system", Campus-Wide Information Systems, Vol. 25 No. 2, pp. 114-122. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650740810866602

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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