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Peters, Pam; Smith, Adam; Middledorp, Jenny; Karpin, Anne; Sin, Samantha; Kilgore, Alan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
This paper describes a terminological approach to the teaching and learning of fundamental concepts in foundation tertiary units in Statistics and Accounting, using an online dictionary-style resource (TermFinder) with customised "termbanks" for each discipline. Designed for independent learning, the termbanks support inquiring students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Accounting, Statistics
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Wolf, Katharina – Higher Education Research and Development, 2010
This paper reviews the effectiveness of web logs ("blogs"), or online journals, within the context of a compulsory final-year placement unit for public relations students. The key goal behind the use of Web2.0 technology was to encourage ongoing, reflective practice via an exchange between students thereby limiting feelings of isolation…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Mail, Public Relations
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Pitman, Tim – Higher Education Research and Development, 2009
The recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a cornerstone of the lifelong learning policies of most developed nations. Yet the scholarly view in Australia has been that, unlike other post-compulsory education sectors, universities have erected barriers to limit the development of RPL. This paper re-examines the current policy environment and finds…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Foreign Countries, Internet, Institutional Research