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dc.contributor.advisorZevenbergen, Robyn
dc.contributor.authorHolzl, Janice
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:29:18Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:29:18Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/2435
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366390
dc.description.abstractThis thesis reports on an examination of the learning and teaching practices associated with the online program BreastEd Series developed for health professionals, and makes recommendations on ways to improve the general design and development of the program. My experiences as a nurse-midwife, educator, and distance learner drew me towards a flexible, multidimensional approach, seeking enhanced understanding and practical relevance. These goals are commensurate with working within Pasteur’s Quadrant. The purpose of this study is to examine firstly, how participants respond to, and learn, through the online program BreastEd Series, and secondly, to make recommendations on ways to improve the general design and development of the program. The research draws on the two theoretical frames of multimodality theory and the semiotic domain for conceptualising the online learning environment. These theories provide a set of tools to illuminate a rich contextual view of the learning milieu. The study uses a mixed methods research methodology, undertaken in three research phases, for analysing the multimodal learning context. In phase one, a multimodal analysis of the homepage screen interface is undertaken as part of the investigation into pedagogical purposes and practices of the BreastEd teaching space. Phase two combines multimodal analysis and thematic analysis to examine more closely the program teaching materials. The final phase, phase three, involves an exploration of students’ and teachers’ experiences in the learning space. Using a survey and thematic analysis of participant interviews, the study investigates how the online BreastEd Series is used, and can be used for different learning and teaching practices.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsBreastEd series
dc.subject.keywordsLactation practices
dc.subject.keywordsEducational programs
dc.titleBeyond the Screen: An Examination of Learning and Teaching Practices in the Online BreastEd Series
dc.typeGriffith thesis
gro.facultyArts, Education and Law
gro.description.notepublicAppendices have not been published.
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorSearle, Jean
dc.rights.accessRightsPublic
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1334646904425
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gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURT1131
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (Professional Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Education (EdD)
gro.departmentSchool of Education and Professional Studies
gro.griffith.authorHolzl, Janice


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