Managing Change in Educational Media Production
Andrew Reilly, THE OPEN UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Distance education is changing and the requirements of media production to support distance learning are changing with it. The author is a manager in the media production unit of The Open University in the UK. The shift in Open University learning materials from physical items (books, CD-ROMs and DVDs) to online learning has led to restructuring and re-skilling. The impact of Web 2.0 means this process must continue. Production specialists need to develop more generic skills to work in a wide range of media. New skills in learning media design have become more important. Managing these changes while continuing to deliver high-quality learning experiences to distance students on a national scale has been, and remains, a major management challenge. This brief paper outlines how The Open University has adapted to meet this challenge, and how it is positioning itself in the world of Web 2.0.
Reilly, A. (2008). Managing Change in Educational Media Production. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2266-2271). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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