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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
Olmos, Martin; Corrin, Linda – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2012
The ability to visualize student engagement and experience data provides valuable opportunities for learning support and curriculum design. With the rise of the use of learning analytics to provide "actionable intelligence" on students' learning, the challenge is to create visualizations of the data, which are clear and useful to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Graphics, Internet, Open Source Technology
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Chandra, Vinesh; Watters, James J. – Computers & Education, 2012
There is extensive uptake of ICT in the teaching of science but more evidence is needed on how ICT impacts on the learning practice and the learning outcomes at the classroom level. In this study, a physics website ("Getsmart") was developed using the cognitive apprenticeship framework for students at a high school in Australia. This…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Physics, Foreign Countries, 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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Conway, Kate – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2011
This paper describes a study comparing the information literacy skills of commencing undergraduate and postgraduate Information Studies students at Curtin University. The study was conducted by means of an online multiple choice survey, which students completed during the first few weeks of their course. The results show that a number of both…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Literacy, Work Experience, Information Skills
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Al-Shehri, Saleh; Gitsaki, Christina – ReCALL, 2010
Cognitive load theory has been utilized by second language acquisition (SLA) researchers to account for differences in learner performance with regards to different learning tasks. Certain instructional designs were shown to have an impact on cognitive load and working memory, and this impact was found to be accentuated in a multimedia environment…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Instructional Design, Second Language Learning, Program Effectiveness
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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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Levy, Mike; Kennedy, Claire – CALICO Journal, 2010
This paper considers the design and development of CALL materials with the aim of achieving an optimal mix between in-class and out-of-class learning in the context of teaching Italian at an Australian university. The authors discuss three projects in relation to the following themes: (a) conceptions of the in-class/out-of-class relationship, (b)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Jahnke, Jennie – Journal of Learning Design, 2010
Choosing the "right" type of technology, either synchronous or asynchronous, to facilitate learning outcomes is a new challenge as the pace of emerging technologies increases and diversifies. Teachers are encouraged to design courses that require collaboration in online learning communities to facilitate the development of higher order…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Computer Mediated Communication
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Griffin, Timothy; Rankine, Lynnae – International Journal on E-Learning, 2010
Learning Management Systems (LMS) can be used to deliver learning designs that meet students' learning needs. There is a raft of teaching and learning tools that can be enabled in LMS to engage and support learners. The design and ongoing management of these environments rest largely on the knowledge and skills of academic staff. While increasing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Case Studies
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Weaver, Debbi; Viper, Shane; Latter, Jennifer; McIntosh, P. Craig – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
An online group work project for off campus students, using wikis as the collaboration platform, has been conducted successfully for several years. Students were given the opportunity and technical means to collaborate, and staff could assess individual students' participation. However, the actual level of collaboration was less than hoped for,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Cooperative Learning, Personal Narratives
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Kalantzis, Mary; Cope, Bill – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article outlines a learning intervention which the authors call Learning by Design. The goal of this intervention is classroom and curriculum transformation, and the professional learning of teachers. The experiment involves the practical application of the learning theory to everyday classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Learning Theories, Research and Development
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Mills, Kathy A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
The power to influence others in ever expanding social networks in the new knowledge economy is tied to capabilities with digital media production that require increased technological knowledge. This article draws on research in primary classrooms to examine the repertoires of cross-disciplinary knowledge that literacy learners need to produce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Mass Media, Elementary School Students
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