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Preparing students for the global workplace: An examination of collaborative online learning approaches

dc.contributor.author McArthur, Ian en_US
dc.contributor.author McIntyre, Simon en_US
dc.contributor.author Watson, Karin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T12:31:31Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T12:31:31Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract The rapid emergence of the global, digital workplace within contemporary design practice has raised questions regarding the educational implications of professional collaboration across cultural, geographical and disciplinary borders. Are we effectively preparing students for this new creative paradigm? Educationalists are responding by implementing more face-to-face team-based approaches, but the potential of online learning - the medium ideally suited to this new international digital work environment - has largely been overlooked.COFA Online has been creating, evolving and evaluating fully online art and design courses for the last three years in response to these questions. By triangulating data from a series of online case studies, teacher and student experiences, and three years of evaluations, this paper highlights specific online pedagogical approaches that have successfully engaged students in an active, collaborative online learning environment. It also pinpoints problems that can occur in online teamwork, and investigates several potential solutions.If carefully considered, online team-based learning can parallel contemporary collaborative work practices within the global design industry, and can help equip students with the collaboration and communication skills they need in order to work successfully in this professional environment. This paper highlights the need for educationalists to continue to pursue higher levels of understanding of online collaborative learning in the context of design, and offers suggestions on how to move forward. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-646-48147-0 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/32620
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher University of New South Wales en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Design en_US
dc.subject.other Education en_US
dc.subject.other Internet en_US
dc.subject.other Educational Technology and Media (330107) en_US
dc.title Preparing students for the global workplace: An examination of collaborative online learning approaches en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
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unsw.description.notePublic Original inactive link: http://www.connected2007.com.au/index.php en_US
unsw.description.publisherStatement Copyright on all papers of the Conference resides with The University of New South Wales (UNSW). en_US
unsw.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/93
unsw.publisher.place UNSW, Sydney Australia en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceLocation Sydney, Australia en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName ConnectEd Conference, International Conference on Design Education en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceProceedingsTitle ConnectEd Conference Proceedings en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceYear 2007 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation McArthur, Ian, College of Fine Arts, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation McIntyre, Simon, College of Fine Arts, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Watson, Karin, College of Fine Arts, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.school School of Art and Design *
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