Same stories, different continents.

McEwan, Tom and Cairncross, Sandra (2005) Same stories, different continents. In: 35th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education conference (FIE2005), 19th-22nd October 2005, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

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Higher Education (HE) is increasingly globalised, involving partnerships between institutions in different countries. There is little research available on such educational partnerships in HE. Just like learning
experiences themselves, each educational partnership is
unique but we propose a set of six factors to consider,
which might help formulate the dimensions of future
research. We reflect here on 6 years of partnerships
between our university and colleges both in our own
country (Scotland, UK) and Malaysia to deliver IT degree
programmes, enabling a our student experience to be
shared by non-traditional learners who cannot study in
Edinburgh, due to work, family, financial and other
commitments. Users’ stories help us understand and meet
stakeholders’ needs, and plan future research. What
emerges is evidence of an equivalent set of learning
experiences, despite the geographic and cultural distances.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: IT courses; Collaborative provision; Distributed learning; Human-centred design; Learning experiences; User focus;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Item ID: 1806
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2008 11:16
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2008 11:16

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