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ECX712 - Strategic Applications of Flexible, Online and Distance Education

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course E500, E592, E700 or E792.

Unit chair:

Cheryl Ryan





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of appropriate applications of flexible, online or distance education to different clienteles, different learning needs, and different learning contexts. It will examine the features of, and the differences between, flexible, online and distance education, and how these features can be used to most effectively respond to different learning needs. Also examined will be the selection of strategic responses to learning needs and contexts, and the processes that learning providers need to consider to ensure that strategies chosen support the clientele in meaningful ways.


Assignment 1, 40%, 2000 words. Preliminary scoping plan preparatory to designing a responsive strategic plan. Assignment 2, 60%, 4000 words. Developed strategic plan to implement a FODE response to an identified education or training issue, for an identified clientele

Recommended texts

Evans, TD, Haughey, M & Murphy, D (eds) 2008, International Handbook of Distance Education, Elsevier, Oxford.

Simonson, M, Smaldino, S, Albright, M & Zvacek, S 2009, Teaching and learning at a distance: foundations of distance education, 4th edn, Allyn & Bacon, Boston.

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