Southern Skies Distance Education Academic Exchange Project: Building a Community of Practice

Bossu, Carina (2013). Southern Skies Distance Education Academic Exchange Project: Building a Community of Practice. In: Willems, J.; Tynan, B. and James, R. eds. Global Challenges and Perspectives in Blended and Distance Learning. Australia: IGI Global, pp. 107–114.

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Abstract

In order to combine forces and experiences to overcome current challenges faced by distance education providers in Australia and South America, specifically in Brazil and Argentina, leading distance education institutions from both worlds decided to develop the Southern Skies Distance Education Academic Exchange Project. Funded by the Council on Australia Latin America Relations, this project promoted academic exchange between four Australian universities collaborating as DEHub and four educational institutions in South America: two institutions in Argentina and two in Brazil. This chapter presents the two stages of this exchange project during which visits by representatives from participating institutions were reciprocated. It also highlights some of the challenges faced by the project participants. Finally, it discusses the opportunities that have emerged for further exchange and collaboration amongst the institutions involved.

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  • 1-4666-3978-4, 978-1-4666-3978-2
  • Keywords
  • distance education; Australia South America; Southern Skies Distance Education Academic Exchange Project
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • Carina Bossu

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