Looking into this subject for BGL related SAFFIRE initiatives, and I came across this collection of timely and informative papers on this subject, and many others to do with technology use in education. Various approaches for electronically assessing students in self paced MOOC's and peer assessment are discussed as well as limitations.
The Virtual University: Impact on Australian Accounting and Business EducationPublished by:
Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability, University of South Australia
All information is current as at June 2013
Edited by Elaine Evans, Roger Burritt and James Guthrie
"Technology is changing the higher education landscape, just as it has changed music, newspapers, retail and book publishing. The rise of online learning offerings, in particular massive open online courses, is putting the onus on tertiary educators to adapt to the changing market. What impact will this have on the future of business and accounting education?
The articles in this volume offer insights into the subject of the virtual university, a field that is very new in research literature, from the perspective of a range of contributors from industries such as IT and publishing, professional bodies, industry groups and from those in the higher education sector."
(Downloaded from: http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/academic)
Topics inside this report include:
- Challenges for Accounting and Business Education: Blending Online and Traditional Universities in a MOOC Environment
- Global Social and Technology Trends
- Embracing the Virtual University: Possibilities for the Future
- The Virtual University, Academia and Publishing
- Open Universities Australia: Experiences
- The Virtual University: What Does it Mean for the Accounting Profession?
- The Accounting Profession’s Support for a Digital Environment
- The Case for a Global eConservatorium of Music Based in Australia
- Social Media and Thought Leadership
- The Virtual University: Where to from Here?
- Business Models for the Virtual University
- Milking MOOCs: Towards the Right Blend in Accounting Education
- MOOCs – The Australian State of Play