192 paper

E-learning: Do our students want it and do we care?

Leonie Arthur, Bronwyn Beecher, Roslyn Elliott, Linda Newman
School of Education
University of Western Sydney

Early childhood courses at the University of Western Sydney are at a watershed. Program restructuring has embraced the challenges of the changing contexts of Australian early childhood education and the dynamic multicultural, multilingual, multi-aged communities of Western Sydney. These conditions have resulted in the reconceptualisation of the content and delivery of initial and continuing education for early childhood professionals at UWS. This paper will present research conducted by the early childhood staff team as they document and analyse the introduction of new courses using a blended learning approach.

Keywords: technologies for marginalised and disadvantaged