Title

Developing generic skills through on-line courses

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

AACE

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Communications and Multimedia

RAS ID

2205

Comments

This article was originally published as: Luca, J. & Oliver, R. (2001). Developing Generic Skills through On-line Courses. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2001 (pp. 1163-1164). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Original article available here

Abstract

Developing generic skills for students in higher education institutions has become a priority issue. Higher education institutions are experiencing continual pressure from government, industry, funding bodies and students, to place greater emphasis on developing generic skills that are currently delivered through the "hidden curriculum". This paper explores ways of developing students' generic skills in higher education through on-line delivery. By investigating the nature of generic skills and contemporary methods of teaching and learning, it proposes a framework for learning designs within higher education contexts to prepare students for the workplace by helping them develop generic skills as well as subject-specific knowledge.