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e-WIL in Student Education

Fong, Michelle Wye Leng and Sims, Robert (2010) e-WIL in Student Education. Interdisciplinary Journal of e-learning & learning objects, 6. pp. 45-60. ISSN 1552-2210

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Higher educational institutions have been compelled by market forces to be more responsive to the needs of their students as well as the demands of different stakeholders - government, industry, professional bodies, and community. The inclusion of WIL (Work-Integrated Learning) curriculum in Australian university programs has become a common strategy to address increasing demands for more practical work related learning in courses. At the same time, as Information Communications Technology (ICT) has become a common teaching and learning resource, its ubiquitous nature means that WIL can also flourish in an online environment. This paper discusses the experience of using asynchronous ICT to implement inclusive e-WIL (electronic Work-Integrated Learning) in the curriculum of an undergraduate business degree subject at Victoria University. It provides insights into the advantages, disadvantages, challenges, and critical success factors of implementing e-WIL activity. The integration of this e-WIL activity has achieved a number of desirable learning outcomes for the students, which will also be discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID20550, information communications technology, work-integrated learning, online learning environment, collaborative learning, reflective learning
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Accounting
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
SEO Classification > 9305 Education and Training Systems
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 01:17
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 04:14
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