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Kommers, Piet, Ed.; Issa, Tomayess, Ed.; Issa, Theodora, Ed.; McKay, Elspeth, Ed.; Isias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
These proceedings contain the papers and posters of the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS 2016), Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2016) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE 2016), which have been organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Internet, Educational Technology
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Qayyum, M. Asim; Smith, David – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Use of the Internet for open Web searches is common among university students in academic learning tasks. The tools used by students to find relevant information for online assessment tasks were investigated and their information seeking behaviour was documented to explore the impact on assessment design. Method: A mixed methods…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Computer Assisted Testing, Information Seeking
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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Taffs, Kathryn H.; Holt, Julienne I. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2013
The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education to support student learning is expanding. However, student usage has been low and the value of e-learning resources has been under investigation. We reflect on best practices for pedagogical design of e-learning resources to support academic writing in environmental…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Environmental Education, Academic Discourse, Information Technology
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Danby, Susan; Lee, Alison – Australian Universities' Review, 2012
With growing international interest in diversifying sites for pedagogical work within the doctorate, doctoral programmes of different kinds are being developed in different disciplinary, institutional and national settings. However, little is known about how the pedagogical work of these programmes is designed and enacted, and with what effects.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Social Action, Doctoral Programs
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Cheong, Christopher; Bruno, Vince; Cheong, France – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
An important aspect of education is to promote higher-order thinking skills to learners. However, in the lecture environment, learners are passively engaged and it is unlikely for higher-order thinking to occur. Although interventions such as "clickers" can be used to increase engagement in lectures, this does not necessarily promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Handheld Devices, Computer Software
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Tay, Elaine; Allen, Matthew – Educational Media International, 2011
Using the example of an undergraduate unit of study that is taught both on-campus and externally, but uses Internet-based learning in both cases, we explore how social media might be used effectively in higher education. We place into question the assumption that such technologies necessarily engage students in constructivist learning; we argue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Learning Experience, Internet
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Bower, Matt – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
Based on a three-semester design research study, this paper argues the need to redesign online learning environments to better support the representation and sharing of factual, procedural, and conceptual knowledge in order for students to develop their design capabilities. A web-conferencing environment is redesigned so that the modalities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Internet
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Ward, Mary-Helen; West, Sandra; Peat, Mary; Atkinson, Susan – Journal of Distance Education, 2010
The University of Sydney is a large, research-intensive, campus-based Australian University. Since 2004 a strategic initiative of project-based eLearning support has been creating teams of non-academic and academic staff, who have worked together to develop online resources to meet identified needs. The University's aims in continuing to provide…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses, Educational Change
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Tynan, Belinda; Adlington, Rachael; Stewart, Cherry; Vale, Deborah; Sims, Rod; Shanahan, Peter – Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This paper will detail three projects which focussed on enhancing online learning at a large Australian distance education University within a School of Business, School of Health and School of Education. Each project had special funding and took quite distinctive project management approaches, which reflect the desire to embed innovation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Distance 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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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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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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Saltmarsh, Sue; Sutherland-Smith, Wendy – London Review of Education, 2010
Australian higher education increasingly relies on flexible modes of delivery as a means of attracting and retaining students in a highly competitive global education market. While education is among those disciplines that have been most actively involved in the shift from face-to-face to online learning and teaching, the transition for many…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators
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