The relationship between the perceived value of supplementary online components, and student roles and responsibilities

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Faculty of Learning and Development Services Centre


Regional Development Strategic and Commercial Projects




Vardi, I., & Bunker, A. (2001, December). The relationship between the perceived value of supplementary online components and student roles and responsibilities. In Meeting at the Crossroads: 18th Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Melbourne, Australia.


Online delivery is becoming more widely used to enhance face-to-face provision within the tertiary sector. What is the value of such supplementation in the learning process? This notion of value is explored through examination of the responses and online output of over 50 students involved in two 3rd year units, each of which used online supplementation. These responses and output are then analysed within teacher-centred and student-centred models of teaching. The findings suggest that the level and amount of self-directed learning undertaken by the students in the supplementary online component is related to the approach to teaching and learning adopted by the lecturer.

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