TAFE in Victoria and issues of the validity of audio, video and computer marking in
training courses on the www.
<12> The www is being used and will be used very widely for teaching in Australia. We
run external courses both at a distance and on the web in which students never come to
Western Australia, let alone to the university. People move a lot nowadays and the norm
will be that they are able to study for their degrees anytime, anywhere.
<4> The African Virtual University, led by a team including Etienne Boranschabang,
Shola Aboderin and Richard Uku at the World Bank in Washington DC, and a growing
number of universities in North America and Europe is fast establishing itself as a major
innovation and a successful contributor to African education. The model, piloted and
perfected in English speaking African countries, is now being developed in French
speaking African countries and being commenced in Portuguese speaking countries. There
is a growing use of the web in student interaction and course delivery.
<47> This course was a great success and the distance web and face to face components
of the course have complimented each other to provide a formidable training/earning tool
for the future.
<11 and 42> There are some open modules on our site and information pages, To see a
course, contact the course manager by e mail and ask for access. This is a pilot project and
did not receive any direct state or public funding. The designers see the price of internet
calls (on an upward trend) as a major problem for the development of these type of
courses. The designers of the course feel that the state is not approaching the development
of web training as seriously as it might. They are not aware of any state sponsored studies
or projects in this area.