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The Internationalisation Of Malaysian Private Higher Education Institutions For Increasing Higher Education Exports, James Chin Lik Nga Jan 2009

The Internationalisation Of Malaysian Private Higher Education Institutions For Increasing Higher Education Exports, James Chin Lik Nga

Theses

This research focused on the internationalisation of Malaysian private higher education institutions for increasing their higher education exports. Largely exploratory, this research used a combination of inductive and deductive approaches.

The emergence of the knowledge economy is creating massive demands for internationally recognised tertiary education qualifications and has made transnational higher education a major and thriving export industry. Higher educational institutions are emphasising on the internationalisation of higher education for increasing international enrolments by conducting offshore programmes through overseas branch campuses, twinning and franchised arrangements.

The Malaysian Government, aiming to increase its exports of higher education, has a target of ...


Community, Exchange And Diversity: The Carrick Exchange, Robyn Philip, Geraldine Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique Parrish Jan 2007

Community, Exchange And Diversity: The Carrick Exchange, Robyn Philip, Geraldine Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique Parrish

Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Carrick Exchange is a significant new online service that will provide communication and collaboration services, and learning and teaching resources across the Australian and international higher education sectors. The Carrick Exchange is sponsored by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. It is for those who teach, manage and lead learning and teaching in Australian higher education. The Carrick Exchange aims to provide access to quality learning materials and resources; information about new technologies and ideas that impact on teaching practice and student learning; opportunities for academic and support staff to network with others, comment on ...


Case Studies Of Online Assessment, Meg O'Reilly, Sue Bennett, Michael J. Keppell Jan 2005

Case Studies Of Online Assessment, Meg O'Reilly, Sue Bennett, Michael J. Keppell

Centre for Teaching and Learning

This paper outlines the progress to date of a project to compile, analyse and share examples of innovative online assessment activities using; online testing; teamwork and collaboration; simulations and role plays, and dialogue with experts and across cultures. The aim of this research is to provide teaching academics and educational developers with examples of assessment strategies that have been successfully applied in higher education, and to derive a number of key principles about online assessment that will be useful for future research. The project involves case studies from two Australian universities, which have been used to develop an initial set ...


Transdisciplinary Educational Design: Creating A Structured Space For Critical Reflection On E-Learning Assessment Practices, Meg O'Reilly, Allan Ellis Jan 2005

Transdisciplinary Educational Design: Creating A Structured Space For Critical Reflection On E-Learning Assessment Practices, Meg O'Reilly, Allan Ellis

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Many academic staff are experiencing the multiple challenges and pressures of increased teaching loads, e-learning design and developments, ongoing research including the scholarship of teaching, as well as fiscal accountability. No wonder most lecturers have little time or energy left for the long-valued processes of critical reflection. This paper describes an educational design initiative of three cycles involving academic staff from a range of disciplines who came together with reference librarians and technical support staff in a series of meetings to reflect in a structured action learning process on their practices of designing assessment for e-learning. Creating a structured space ...


Educational Design As Transdisciplinary Partnership: Supporting Assessment Design For Online, Meg O'Reilly Jan 2004

Educational Design As Transdisciplinary Partnership: Supporting Assessment Design For Online, Meg O'Reilly

Centre for Teaching and Learning

The design of student assessment for the online context can be a disquieting experience without the support of colleagues and a group of peers from across a range of disciplines with whom to share ideas. This paper reports on interviews conducted with academic “peak performers” as well as some educational design practitioners about the current practices of designing for online assessment. A transdisciplinary approach to educational design is proposed for further exploration.


Using Cross-Disciplinary Action Learning Sets When Designing Online Assessment, Meg O'Reilly Jan 2003

Using Cross-Disciplinary Action Learning Sets When Designing Online Assessment, Meg O'Reilly

Centre for Teaching and Learning

The drive to find appropriate ways to integrate online technologies into assessment has come about within Australian higher education as a consequence of widely held aspirations to remain competitive in the global marketplace. An action research initiative at Southern Cross University reported in this paper suggests both extrinsic and intrinsic reasons why academics considering online assessment may or may not follow through with immediate implementation. More specifically, a crossdisciplinary action learning set in the case study presented has shown benefits in approaching educational design as a cyclical, collegial, creative and reflexive process for planning, implementing and evaluating online assessment.


In At The Deep End: Swapping Roles Through Staff Development Online, Meg O'Reilly, Allan Ellis Jan 2002

In At The Deep End: Swapping Roles Through Staff Development Online, Meg O'Reilly, Allan Ellis

Centre for Teaching and Learning

After reviewing questions about how Australian Universities carry out staff development for online teaching and learning, this paper reports on an initiative that has brought together the outcomes of previous research into an online resource and workshop. Having piloted these, the full version of the workshop was recently completed by a group of staff at Southern Cross University. The authors reflect upon experiences of swapping roles – teachers becoming learners, and educational designer (usually a student advocate in the design process) becoming the teacher. Reflections on experiences are reported from reflective journal and evaluation data.


A Breath Of Fresh Air: Reflecting On The Changing Practices Of Assessment Online, Meg O'Reilly Jan 2002

A Breath Of Fresh Air: Reflecting On The Changing Practices Of Assessment Online, Meg O'Reilly

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Prior to a flight we are reminded that in an emergency we are to place the oxygen mask on our own faces before we place them on a child to ensure we can assist the child. Unfortunately, with regard to teacher learning. ..we spend a great deal of time placing oxygen masks on other people's faces while we ourselves are suffocating" (Zederayko & Ward, 1999: 36 [28]). To breathe in some new ideas on assessment for learners in the changing online world, academic staff need to have time, energy and will for fresh reflections and collective dialogue upon their innovations ...


Resource Directory For Assessing Learners Online, Meg O'Reilly Jan 2002

Resource Directory For Assessing Learners Online, Meg O'Reilly

Centre for Teaching and Learning

To address the need for critical research, and to target access to the wide range of resources in the field of online assessment practices in higher education now published on the Internet itself, a research project has recently commenced at Southern Cross University. This project aims to improve the online assessment practices of academic staff through reflective practice and action research. An accompanying website is under development to provide a directory of resources including examples of the practices and theories pertaining to assessment online, as well as links to published literature. The poster presentation will provide access to this resource ...


An Instructional Course In Using Endnote And The Central Reference System, Sallie Newell Apr 2001

An Instructional Course In Using Endnote And The Central Reference System, Sallie Newell

School of Education

No abstract provided.


Cooperative Education Partnerships : An Examination Of Reciprocal Relationships Between Universities And Tourism And Hospitality Industry Organisations In Providing Professional Development Education For Their Employees, Helen Breen Jan 2001

Cooperative Education Partnerships : An Examination Of Reciprocal Relationships Between Universities And Tourism And Hospitality Industry Organisations In Providing Professional Development Education For Their Employees, Helen Breen

Theses

Cooperative educational partnerships in Australia are considered to be innovative ventures where universities join with industry in a working relationship, sharing resources to develop and provide professional development education for the industry employees. The distinguishing feature of a cooperative education partnership is that all partners contribute to the development, design and delivery of academic courses in the workplace. This research assesses the role and key aspects of professionalism developed by professional development education for industry employees. More specifically, the investigation examined the conditions that contribute to building mutually beneficial, reciprocal cooperative education partnerships between a university and its tourism and ...


Interaction Online: Above And Beyond The Requirements Of Assessment, Meg O'Reilly, Diane Newton Jan 2001

Interaction Online: Above And Beyond The Requirements Of Assessment, Meg O'Reilly, Diane Newton

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Today’s literature is filled with new paradigms for learning, specifically in relation to the increasing adoption of computer-mediated techniques for interactive learning. In many cases, learning may now be enhanced through the experience of a shared online environment for critical discussion, knowledge building and the establishment of supportive social communities. Research data obtained from social science students at Southern Cross University over two semesters reveals students’ perceptions of the importance of online discussion whether these are assessable or not. This paper presents some findings and explores the impact of the emergence of a student-centred social learning environment.


Staff Development By Immersion In Interactive Learning Online, Meg O'Reilly, Jennifer M. Brown Jan 2001

Staff Development By Immersion In Interactive Learning Online, Meg O'Reilly, Jennifer M. Brown

Centre for Teaching and Learning

This is a story from an Australian perspective of the changes in staff development approaches over the past few years, in response to the rapidly changing educational and technological environments. In particular the authors reflect upon initiatives implemented and those planned for the future at Southern Cross University, as a result of the impact of staff development activities in our own institution and in other Australian universities to date. The paper concludes with a plan for the Teaching and Learning Centre’s website to move beyond delivery of information, exemplars and resources, to support a program of active immersion of ...


An Instructional Course In Using Endnote And The Central Reference System, Sallie Newell Feb 2000

An Instructional Course In Using Endnote And The Central Reference System, Sallie Newell

School of Education

No abstract provided.


Reinvigorating Educational Design For An Online World, Meg O'Reilly Jan 2000

Reinvigorating Educational Design For An Online World, Meg O'Reilly

Centre for Teaching and Learning

With changes to higher education being significantly impacted by the rapid pace of technological evolution in the new millennium, there is a need to find greater humanity in the course development process. As traditional mediators and creative collaborators in the process of course design, educational designers are well positioned to bring spirit and soul to their work with academic staff. This paper explores the need for reinvigorating teaching and learning relationships through creative, post-egoist meaningful approaches to educational design in times of enormous technological and workplace change.


Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses, Sallie Newell, Dianne O'Connell, Robyn Considine, Michele Bandaranayake Jul 1998

Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses, Sallie Newell, Dianne O'Connell, Robyn Considine, Michele Bandaranayake

School of Education

No abstract provided.


Staff Development Responses To The Demand For Online Teaching And Learning, Allan Ellis, Meg O'Reilly, Roger Debreceny Jan 1998

Staff Development Responses To The Demand For Online Teaching And Learning, Allan Ellis, Meg O'Reilly, Roger Debreceny

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Australian universities are coming under increasing demand to deliver online courses. This demand is driven by four main factors; 1) the increasing availability of multimedia capable computers, fast modems and Internet access; 2) the emergence of online technologies such as the WWW that provides a crossplatform, non-proprietary multimedia delivery system; 3) the promise of enhancements to the quality of the teaching and learning experience; and 4) being part of the global education market. The academic who teaches successfully online now needs a knowledge of both pedagogy as it applies to the online environment and a knowledge of current appropriate software ...


Designing Webcds: A Low Cost Option To Enhance Learning And Interaction, Meg O'Reilly, Chris Morgan Jan 1997

Designing Webcds: A Low Cost Option To Enhance Learning And Interaction, Meg O'Reilly, Chris Morgan

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Candidates of Southern Cross University's Doctor of Business Administration are a unique group. Demands by these senior executives for flexibility of delivery and portability of courseware has been the recent impetus for course redesign. Informed by a student survey and expressed needs of staff, instructional designers focused on a low cost hybrid model for delivery of study resources. A collection of Web linked CDROMs have been designed to utilise advantages of online interaction while storing high resolution video materials without limitations of bandwidth and unwieldy download times. Enhancements to teaching, learning and assessment approaches are discussed.


The Professional Doctorate On Webcd, Meg O'Reilly, Chris Morgan Jan 1997

The Professional Doctorate On Webcd, Meg O'Reilly, Chris Morgan

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Students enrolled in Southern Cross University's (SCU) Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) are a unique group of senior business people. Their demand for greater flexibility of delivery and portability of study materials was the impetus for a redesign of this professional degree at SCU. With a rapidly growing student base around Australia and SEAsia, DBA study packages must be suitable for a very mobile and busy professional group. Most have convenient access to computers and network connection, unlike students in many other programs. On the other hand, DBA students do not have much time to devote to study. They ...


Towards Using Www For Teaching And Learning, Meg O'Reilly Jan 1996

Towards Using Www For Teaching And Learning, Meg O'Reilly

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Traditional forms of distance education course delivery rely on paper based exchange of information and invariably suffer from an extreme paucity of dialogue. On the other hand, telecommunications-based education (Debreceny, Ellis & Chua, 1995) makes use of both existing and new technologies for a variety of options in course delivery which maximise dialogue, interaction and interactivity.