Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Apple University Consortium


Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences


School of Communications and Multimedia


This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of: McLoughlin, C. & Luca, J. (2001). An E-learning solution to creating work-related skills and competencies for the knowledge-based economy. In "e-Xplore 2001: a face-to-face odyssey" Proceedings of the Apple University Consortium Conference 2001 (pp. 14-1 - 14-13).


This case study presents a description of Web-based tertiary unit of study developed in collaboration with employer, industry and university stakeholders with a view to fostering skills in interactive multimedia and project management. The course utilised a range of learning approaches, including peer teaching and integrated assessment in which participants provided feedback to colleagues. The paper also discusses how electronic communications and Apple-based technologies can be used effectively to create environments for professional learning. The intention is to describe the design of the learning environment, the curriculum approach adopted, the types of learning activities and assessment tasks that were designed to foster workrelated skills.

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