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Lee, Kerry; Toso, Meripa – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2015
Teacher educators have a very daunting task requiring currency in their discipline, curricular, policy and institutional imperatives as well as pedagogical and cultural issues. Tertiary institutions are facing increasing expectations to cater for and increase retention of underrepresented groups, whilst class sizes increase and face-to-face…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations
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Ricketts, Kate; Pringle, Judith K. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2014
This exploratory study of female general staff across New Zealand universities examined career motivation, subjective discrimination and home and occupational salience. Career development and aspirations and multiple home and community commitments were examined through a self-administered online questionnaire. Skill recognition, a good…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Occupational Aspiration, Females
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Doherty, Iain – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Our paper reports upon and critically analyses findings from a two-year research project into the provision of continuing professional development for making purposeful use of Web 2.0 tools in teaching. Based on our research, we make recommendations for delivering effective continuing professional development workshops whilst also acknowledging…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
Abawi, Lindy, Ed.; Conway, Joan, Ed.; Henderson, Robyn, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
This book explores the wide range of contexts in which research into creating connections in learning and teaching may take place. Creating connections can encompass making links, crossing divides, forming relationships, building frameworks, and generating new knowledge. The cognitive, cultural, social, emotional and/or physical aspects of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Early Childhood Education
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McLoughlin, Catherine; Lee, Mark J. W. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Research findings in recent years provide compelling evidence of the importance of encouraging student control over the learning process as a whole. The socially based tools and technologies of the Web 2.0 movement are capable of supporting informal conversation, reflexive dialogue and collaborative content generation, enabling access to a wide…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Learner Controlled Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Swann, Jennie – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Social construction of understanding has long been a significant underlying principle of learning and teaching, and while there are many models for the design of online activities to promote this, there are considerably fewer models for the facilitation of such dialogue. This paper examines some of these facilitation models from the point of view…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Faculty Development, Interpersonal Communication, Models
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Heinrich, Eva; Milne, John; Ramsay, Annabel; Morrison, David – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2009
This article reports on selected aspects of a larger study on the use of electronic tools in the context of the management and marking of assignments. The study comprised a literature review, interviews and a review of e-tools. The article briefly summarises the findings from the literature on what comprises quality in assignment marking. The…
Descriptors: Assignments, Higher Education, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries