Here at last!

Popped into my old office at Monash yesterday and there, in brown cardboard wrapper, was a very welcome surprise: my copy of the International Handbook of Distance Education! Over three years in the making, and the product of countless hours by dozens of authors (60, in fact) from twelve countries, it has finally emerged, Continue reading

The importance of voice

Audio lectures in general … are a sensation for off-campus students … it is extremely important for the 6000 odd off campus students as generally we never even hear our lecturers speak – let alone chat to them or hear their lectures.

These words were written by a distance education student in response to reading a draft of the Educational Technology Framework developed at Monash University last year. To be honest, this surprised me just a little, as the lecture recordings to which he referred were Continue reading