Report writing - example of an executive summary
The purpose of this report was to examine the implications on university teaching
raised in the article by Joe Gelonesi in the Education Supplement of The Age
(27/2/02). Research for this report included a review of current literature on webbased tuition and interviews with three experienced academics. The major findings
indicate that while there is a need for some caution, e-learning should be seen as a
way of enriching the teaching and learning currently being offered in universities.
While it is clear that student needs will vary, this report recommends that Beacon
University continue to develop and implement its e-learning approach if it wishes to
continue providing quality education for traditional on-campus students as well as
those who for work, family, geographic location or other reasons choose to study
through distance education.
The structure of this executive summary is explained below.