Walking the Walk of eTeaching and eLearning: Enhancing teaching and learning using the new technologies

  • Josie Arnold
Conference paper


Today, the overarching goal of all Universities is to develop excellence in flexible eLearning and eTeaching. Such excellence grows from and upon the rich offerings of traditional teaching and learning: it is not opposed to it. This paper investigates some of the opportunities offered by the multimedia experiences of cyberlearning and embeds those in traditional learning and teaching experiences. In doing so it utilises feminist postmodernist techniques, particularly that of telling the unfocussed story that is a descriptive narrative wandering across the text.

Just as print led to universal education and the distribution of information which could be utilised as knowledge and even wisdom, so electronic information systems deliveries are influencing our educational deliveries not only content-wise but also conceptually. This paper takes an overview of the resultant social, cultural and educational issues from the story of teaching over 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students over 7 years using and developing a “Quadripartite System of eTeaching and eLearning” involving a balance in virtual reality/cyberspace of people, print, WWW and CD Rom. (Arnold and Vigo, 1996)


Virtual Reality Discussion Thread Online Tutorial Online Learning Community IMMaterial World 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josie Arnold
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  1. 1.Media and MultimediaSwinburne University of TechnologyLilydaleAustralia

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