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Tatnall, Arthur – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
People over 65 (or older people) are a growing proportion of the population in many developed countries including Australia. In the last 10 to 12¬†years interest from this group in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the Internet has also grown considerably. ICT has much to offer older people as a means of keeping in…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Information Technology, Networks, Foreign Countries
Baek, Youngkyun; Whitton, Nicola – IGI Global, 2013
In K-12 classrooms, as well as on the college and university level, the incorporation of digital games has played a vital role in the educational system. While introducing teachers to new fields, these digital games have been designed and implemented for the classroom and have shown positive results at a variety of educational levels. Cases on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Waldron, Janice – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
In this paper I examine the music learning and teaching in the Banjo Hangout online music community (www.banjohangout.org/) using cyber ethnographic methods of interview and participant observation conducted entirely through computer-mediated communication, which includes Skype and written narrative texts--forum posts, email, chat room…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Musical Instruments
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Terrell, John; Richardson, Joan; Hamilton, Margaret – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Web 2.0 technologies have transformed the way people in information industries engage with their clients, collaborate on projects, promote their services and gather community knowledge. In this paper, we describe the impact of industry adoption of Web 2.0 technologies on an information management course. The students in this course are either…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Industry
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
Paris, Cody Morris – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Backpackers are pioneers of mobility, who provide a unique domain for critical tourism research. The lineage of backpacker ideals, including pursuit of authentic experiences, independence, escape and social interaction, can be traced back to the "tramps" of the 1880s and the "drifters" of the 1970s. The recent emergence of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mobility, Subcultures, Influence of Technology
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Ruthven, Joan – Australian Library Journal, 2010
This article presents the results of a study into the provision of Internet training for adult public library clients. The study, which was completed in 2008, forms part of a larger investigation into the characteristics, preferences and needs of adult public library clients in New South Wales. The aim of this section of the investigation is to…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Educational Needs, Investigations, Public Libraries
Mukerji, Siran, Ed.; Tripathi, Purnendu, Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
Technology holds the key for bridging the gap between access to quality education and the need for enhanced learning experiences. This book contains case studies on divergent themes of personalized learning environments, inclusive learning for social change, innovative learning and assessment techniques, technology and international partnership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exchange Programs, Educational Quality, Social Change
Jarvis, Peter, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
As lifelong learning grows in popularity, few comprehensive pictures of the phenomenon have emerged. The "Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning" provides a disciplined and complete overview of lifelong learning internationally. The theoretical structure puts the learner at the centre and the book emanates from there,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Lifelong Learning
Muir, Kristy; Mullan, Killian; Powell, Abigail; Flaxman, Saul; Thompson, Denise; Griffiths, Megan – Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009
This report presents a comprehensive picture of how young Australians are faring by bringing together data from a variety of sources and drawing on the comments of young people themselves. Overall the report presents a positive picture, showing how important young people are to this country and why it makes good economic and social sense for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons, Disabilities, Socioeconomic Status
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Twyford, Kylie; Crump, Stephen; Anderson, Alan – Rural Society, 2009
At the Western Institute of Technical and Further Education (WITAFE) in New South Wales (NSW), vocational education and training (VET) courses are being delivered to students in isolated homesteads and remote Aboriginal communities by Interactive Distance eLearning (IDL). IDL provides satellite-supported two-way broadband voice, one-way video and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Distance Education, Adult Education, Adult Students
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Jacobson, Erik – E-Learning, 2009
This article presents a review of seven national governments' online collections of adult literacy-related research. This study explored the type of learning associated with official web spaces by asking the following research questions: (1) What kind of research do these governments present on their websites? (2) How is the presentation…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Access to Information
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Mc Namara, Kevin P.; Duncan, Gregory J.; McDowell, Jenny; Marriott, Jennifer L. – Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2009
Introduction: New technologies such as the Internet offer an increasing number of options for the delivery of continuing education (CE) to community pharmacists. Many of these options are being utilized to overcome access- and cost-related problems. This paper identifies learning preferences of Australian community pharmacists for CE and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Continuing Education, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries