The role of the e-Learning manager in re-engineering educational paradigms
Source: International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, Volume 5, Numbers 3-4, February 2011 , pp. 268-281(14)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:This paper examines the role of the e-learning manager in the re-engineering of education in the digital age. We say the e-learning manager is the most important determinant of optimal teaching and learning outcomes in technology enhanced educational paradigms. We describe strategies in which the e-learning manager has guided the application of technology enhanced teaching and learning solutions in the development of online courses for the training of hearing health professionals in 'best practice' in Auditory Verbal Therapy at the Hear and Say Centre Brisbane, Australia. The Hear and Say WorldWide e-learning model uses a 'Blended Cyber' mode of delivery that includes both asynchronous and synchronous technologies to reach-and-teach participants around the world, anywhere and anytime. We report on the 'multiplier effect' that results when the e-learning manager trains traditional teachers in the use of digital technologies thereby transforming them into e-learning teachers.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Brisbane School of Distance Education, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Hear and Say WorldWide, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 2: Department of Information Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan. 3: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education, Southern Cross University, Queensland, Australia
Publication date: 2011-02-01
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