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Lawrence, Belinda; Lentle-Keenan, Samantha – Distance Education, 2013
This research examines the relationship between teaching beliefs and practice, institutional constraints, and the uptake of Web-based technology for teaching in higher education. Semistructured interviews were conducted with six teachers at a New Zealand tertiary institution. Using inductive analysis and cultural historical activity theory, themes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Semi Structured Interviews
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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
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Miley, Frances; Read, Andrew – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2011
This article examines student responses to a technique for summarizing electronically available information based on word frequency. Students used this technique to create word clouds, using those word clouds to enhance personal and small group study. This is a qualitative study. Small focus groups were used to obtain student feedback. Feedback…
Descriptors: Word Frequency, Internet, Visual Aids, Focus Groups
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Yelas, Janet; Engles, Paul – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This case study discusses a collaborative three year project involving two school clusters located in the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. The project was named "Project ACTIVate" and its main thrust was to study how the use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) combined with teaching, learning and research across schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Program Descriptions
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Cochrane, Thomas; Bateman, Roger – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Built on the foundation of four years of research and implementation of mobile learning projects (m-learning), this paper provides an overview of the potential of the integration of mobile Web 2.0 tools (based around smartphones) to facilitate social constructivist pedagogies and engage students in tertiary education. Pedagogical affordances of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Communities of Practice, Action Research
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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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Maher, Marguerite; Gerbic, Philippa – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Portfolios have a long tradition in teacher education and now these are available in electronic form. At the same time, there are increasing demands for primary teachers to be technologically capable and confident in classrooms. When teacher educators wish to respond through the introduction of new technologies such as e-portfolios, there are…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Internet, Student Experience, Reflective Teaching
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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