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Gedera, Dilani S. P. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2014
Online learning environments can offer learners opportunities for flexibility, interaction and collaboration distinctly different from face-to-face learning environments. However, the integration of educational technologies also presents challenges and concerns in relation to students' learning. This article attempts to develop a better…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Educational Technology, Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education
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Bower, Matt; Kenney, Jacqueline; Dalgarno, Barney; Lee, Mark J. W.; Kennedy, Gregor E. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Blended synchronous learning involves using rich-media technologies to enable remote and face-to-face students to jointly participate in the same live classes. This article presents blended synchronous learning designs from seven case studies that were part of a project funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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Thornton, Kate; Yoong, Pak – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2011
The purpose of this research was to explore the use of ICT to support leadership learning within an education context. Leadership development opportunities that encourage reflection, the development of self-awareness, the sharing of practice, and that support the transfer of learning back to the workplace are challenging to fit into the life of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Transfer of Training, Leadership Training
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Mackey, Julie; Evans, Terry – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
The article explores the complementary connections between communities of practice and the ways in which individuals orchestrate their engagement with others to further their professional learning. It does so by reporting on part of a research project conducted in New Zealand on teachers' online professional learning in a university graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Constructivism (Learning), Social Theories
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Falloon, Garry – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2011
This study explored the use of the Web-based virtual environment, Adobe Connect Pro, in a postgraduate online teacher education programme at the University of Waikato. It applied the tenets of Moore's Theory of Transactional Distance (Moore, 1997) in examining the efficacy of using the virtual classroom to promote quality dialogue and explored how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Johnson, E. Marcia; Cowie, Bronwen; De Lange, Willem; Falloon, Garry; Hight, Craig; Khoo, Elaine – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
In response to recent social, economic, and pedagogical challenges to tertiary-level teaching and learning, universities are increasingly investigating and adopting e-learning as a way to engage and motivate students. This paper reports on the first year of a two-year (2009-2010) qualitative multiple case study research project in New Zealand.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Adoption (Ideas), Program Implementation