Enhancing cooperative education placement through the use of learning management system functionalities: A case study of the Bachelor of Applied Management program

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Title Enhancing cooperative education placement through the use of learning management system functionalities: A case study of the Bachelor of Applied Management program
Author Howison, Sharleen; Finger, Glenn
Journal Name Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education
Editor Karsten Zegwaard
Year Published 2010
Place of publication New Zealand
Publisher New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education
Abstract This exploratory case study researched the benefits of integrating information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance cooperative education placement (CEP) for the course coordinator and the learners in their third and final year of study in the Bachelor of Applied Management program. The findings supported an addendum to the Kolb’s current model of learning to incorporate reflection into an adapted three stage model. This was due to participants in the study lacking adequate reflective practice during their placement. The study reported that participants need to be engaged in reflective practice to achieve deeper learning, enabled through more interactive discussion online coupled with regular contact by supervisors and the coordinator to strengthen the CEP experience. Suggestions are made for exploring other forms of ICT within a blended learning conceptualization to engage learners through ICT functionalities as well as face-to-face contact.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.apjce.org/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 11
Issue Number 2
Page from 47
Page to 56
ISSN 1175-2882
Date Accessioned 2011-11-21
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Educational Technology and Computing
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/41957
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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