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Collaborative learning in an online masters program

, The University of New South Wales, Australia ; , University of Alberta, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The Master of Agribusiness program developed by The University of Melbourne is offered to off-campus students using an online mode of study. The approach to study is based on collaborative learning, to develop graduate skills in communication, negotiation and teamwork in addition to the program's focus on Agribusiness. This study outlines the theoretical basis and the development of the program and online learning materials. Evaluation data from post-course questionnaires and a focus group highlight the features and difficulties of the program from the student perspective.


McAlpine, I. & Goddard, E. (2002). Collaborative learning in an online masters program. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1244-1250). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 17, 2019 from .



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