Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development > Vol. 1, No. 1 (2004)

Paradigm shift: From traditional to online education

Karren Gallie, Central Queensland University, Australia
Darren Joubert, Central Queensland University


This paper discusses the philosophical and educational practice shift of two academics new to distance and online education. They identify the reasons for this paradigm shift. Beginning with the traditional teacher-focused model of education, they chronicle their adjustments and adoption of new approaches to adapt to Central Queensland University’s more student-focused, distance education system.

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