Call for Papers: ODLAA (Distance Education)

The Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) has announced a call for papers for a distance education special edition aiming to address the challenging elements of learning at a distance. Expressions of interest are due on 1 June 2022.

ODLAA is an international professional association of educators, educational researchers, learning designers, instructional designers, consultants, administrators and educational institutions who are dedicated to the advancement or research, practice and support of education across time and space.

ODLAA asks the questions: "What do learners and educators, who have not necessarily chosen to study or teach online, value online learning experiences related to these challenging elements? Additionally, what risks do authentic online learning experiences present and how can they be addressed?"

As listed by the event organisers, topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Work Integrated Learning experiences for online students
  • Online internships and work placements
  • Conducting lab work in online environments
  • Virtual Field trips and “In the field” research
  • Virtual student exchanges
  • The Higher Degree by Research online experience
  • Online Authentic learning and assessment within creative disciplines
  • Virtual reality and/or simulation-based learning as alternatives
  • Students’ expectations of authentic experiences online.

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