Engaging and disengaging.

Year: 1999

Author: Saltmarsh, David

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

While accepting the opportunity to run an existing postgraduate unit on-line without much consideration, the task provided challenges at almost every turn. This paper outlines some of the issues involved in reconstructing an existing unit and the need to reconceptualise the entire project. Early on a choice needed made as to whether there would be any face-to-face component to the teaching, this included the teaching how to use the various bits of the technology. The decision was made possibly more out of belligerence than good sense, to run the unit entirely online. The consequences of this decision will be presented and discussed with Donna (the project leader) and Patricia (a non-participant observer of the unit).