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Turbill, J. B. (2002). From face-to-face teaching to online distance education classes: some challenges and surprises. Winds of Change in the Sea of Learning: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE),8-11 December 2002, Volume 2 (pp. 671-680). Auckland, New Zealand: UNITEC, Institute of Technology.


Many educators in higher education are now delivering their courses online. For some however this move was initially a reluctant one as it was difficult to perceive how their face-to-face classes could be successfully transported into the online medium. This paper describes the journey of one academic who took on the challenge ofdeveloping a knowledge building online distance education community. It describes the model used to guide this process and reports on the interaction that occurred. The challenges and surprises are described.

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