debate among equals
success of the University's only masters programme run
exclusively on the internet is to be showcased for staff
on May 1.
online MA in Asia-Pacific studies began in 1999, and has
twenty-three students from all over the world, mostly
professionals who have spent many years living and working
in the Asia-Pacific region.
students include the national co-ordinator of a human
rights campaign, a Hong Kong police inspector and the
vice-president of a Dutch bank.
course is similar in content to the Leeds-based programme,
but designed to fit students' work and personal commitments.
are posted weekly on the course website with seminar questions
or tasks for students to consider, and which they then
debate online. Teaching online is very different to traditional
teaching, as course co-director Dr Joern Dosch explains:
" The virtual seminars lack the traditional teacher-student
structure and, given the wide knowledge of the students,
are debates among equals, with the course tutor acting
as moderator rather than a traditional teacher. It's an
exciting and interesting addition to classroom teaching."
online learning seminar takes place at 12-1.45 in the
Edward Boyle Library conference room. To book a place,
email Rebecca Williams on email@example.com
the course website at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/east_asian/online_ma/index.html