National Guidelines: Opportunity through Online Learning, Improving student access, participation and success in Higher Education, by Dr Cathy Stone (2016 Equity Fellow, the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (DET).
The National Guidelines “have been developed from the combined wisdom of 151 education practitioners working in online education at 16 different higher education institutions, 15 in Australia as well as the Open University UK. Other literature and research into online education and student experience has also helped to inform the Guidelines”.
The National Guidelines can be accessed here:
Further details about the project can be found here:
Articulates a set of principles for fostering online discussion in higher education, based on theory, the literature and evidence from postgraduate and undergraduate flexibly delivered courses.Learn More
Here we present students’ perspectives on their experience of online discussion, in which the teacher used the Guide.
These vignettes capture the essence of how the FOLD strategies have influenced lecturers’ experiences of facilitating online discussion.
The resources in this section are the literature used to inform the Guide as well as presentations made by the Project Team. These will be added to as we continue to disseminate.Learn More