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McKenzie, Wendy; Roodenburg, John – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The importance of the role of peer and self-assessment in developing formative and sustainable assessment practice in higher education is increasingly becoming evident. PeerWise is an online software tool that engages students in contributing to their own and others' learning by authoring, answering and providing feedback on multiple choice…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Graduate Students, Recall (Psychology), Computer Software
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Pow, Jacky; Li, Sandy C. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
In Web 2.0 environments, the quality of published information can vary significantly and much of the information on the Internet is unproven. This unverified information hinders rather than facilitates student learning, especially among undergraduate students who depend heavily on Internet resources for their studies. Currently, we do not have…
Descriptors: Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Divaharan, Shanti – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
This paper describes an on-going design-based research project that aims to develop an instructional process to facilitate pre-service teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) development as they learn to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) in their teaching content subjects. In conjunction with an…
Descriptors: Interaction, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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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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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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Dawson, Phillip – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This article presents an argument for the use of networked interactive whiteboards (NIWBs) in regional Australian higher education and identifies new pedagogies for this context. Most Australian universities operate multiple campuses, and many use video conference facilities to deliver courses across these sites. For students at remote video…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Lecture Method, Regional Programs
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Preston, Greg; Phillips, Rob; Gosper, Maree; McNeill, Margot; Woo, Karen; Green, David – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
There is now widespread recognition of the changing nature of students in higher education: they are demographically diverse, have extensive external time demands, and expect greater flexibility and support during their programs. As a consequence of this and other changes to the higher education sector, many universities worldwide have introduced…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Internet, Lecture Method, Web Sites
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McCarthy, Joshua – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This study explores blending virtual and physical learning environments to enhance the experience of first year by immersing students into university culture through social and academic interaction between peers. It reports on the progress made from 2008 to 2009 using an existing academic platform, the first year design elective course…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Elective Courses, Architecture, Evaluation
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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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Samarawickrema, Gayani; Benson, Robyn; Brack, Charlotte – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This paper reports on a collaborative staff development activity run across two Australian universities, for academic staff integrating Web 2.0 technologies into their teaching. It describes a three-week long virtual workshop on teaching with wikis, where participants in two groups developed a group project as students and then assessed the work…
Descriptors: Workshops, Faculty Development, Models, Educational Strategies
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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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Daher, Wajeeh – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Although many researchers have examined knowledge building in traditional settings and distance learning, few have examined middle school students' building of mathematical knowledge using mobile phones. The present study uses two well-known models of knowledge building to carry out the examination: the interactive analysis model of knowledge…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Education, Internet, Mathematics Instruction
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Gray, Kathleen; Thompson, Celia; Sheard, Judithe; Clerehan, Rosemary; Hamilton, Margaret – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Students now have at their disposal a range of Web 2.0 authoring forms such as audio and video podcasting, blogging, social bookmarking, social networking, virtual world activities and wiki writing. Many university educators are interested in enabling students to demonstrate their learning by creating content in these forms. However, the design…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Integrity, Educational Quality, Educational Assessment
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Cheung, Wing Sum; Hew, Khe Foon – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Asynchronous online discussion has been widely used by faculty members and students in schools and universities. Previous research has examined how factors such as the discussion activity, knowledge about the discussion topic, and the behaviour of other participants can affect learner participation. This study explored student facilitators'…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Characteristics, Psychological Characteristics, Student Behavior
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