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Callaghan, Noelene – Educational Media International, 2016
This research paper identifies the way in which Minecraft Edu can be used to contribute to the teaching and learning of secondary students via a multiple case research study. Minecraft Edu is recognised as a gamification tool that enables its users to create and evaluate project-based learning activities within a classroom context. Learning…
Descriptors: Robotics, Information Technology, Electronic Learning, Educational Games
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Thompson, Roberta – Australian Educational Computing, 2016
Young people's online safety continues to be a high priority for educators and parents. Cybersafety policies and educational programs are continually updated and revised to accommodate for the innovative ways they engage with digital culture. However, empirical research has shown that despite these efforts young people, especially teen girls,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Computer Security, Safety
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Johnson, Genevieve Marie; Oliver, Rhonda – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
The uptake of small screen technology by adolescents is widespread, particularly in industrial nations. Whether the same is true for Australian Aboriginal youth is less clear as there is a dearth of research in this regard. Therefore, in this exploratory study the use of small screen technology by Indigenous students was examined. Twenty-four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Adolescents, Indigenous Populations
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Beckman, Karley; Bennett, Sue; Lockyer, Lori – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
Despite significant research in the field of educational technology, there is still much we do not fully understand about students' experiences with technology. This article proposes that research in the field of educational technology would benefit from a sociological framing that pays attention to the understandings and lives of learners. Within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Secondary School Students
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Farley, Helen; Murphy, Angela; Bedford, Tasman – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2014
This article reports on the preliminary findings, design criteria and lessons learned while developing and piloting an alternative to traditional print-based education delivery within a prison environment. PLEIADES (Portable Learning Environments for Incarcerated Distance Education Students), was designed to provide incarcerated students with…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Telecommunications
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Gronn, Donna; Romeo, Geoff; McNamara, Sue; Teo, Yiong Hwee – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to field-test several conferencing technologies in regional schools to determine whether the technologies are appropriate for the needs of the university supervisor, trainee teachers and supervising teachers in practicum placements. The study also explored the potential of technology for other related purposes. Four…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Regional Schools, Distance Education, Video Technology
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Cummins, M.; Freeman, A.; Ifenthaler, D.; Vardaxis, N. – New Media Consortium, 2013
The "Technology Outlook Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Regional Analysis" reflects a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Open Universities Australia to help inform Australian educational leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Consortia
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Vella, Anthony Joseph – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Individuals have often used various methods to express who they are and what they represent. Throughout time techniques may have changed but the essential ideas and goals remain the same: how am I able to show the world who I am and what I believe? This study placed that question in the context of the digital world and culture which has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Graduates, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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
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Kinash, Shelley; Brand, Jeffrey; Mathew, Trishita – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Many university academics disagree with the rationale that we should pursue mobile learning because 21st century students are apparently demanding it. We argue that the only defensible rationale for making mobile learning part of pedagogy is because it enhances student learning. This presentation shares results from research with 135 students…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Feedback (Response), Handheld Devices
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Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Tollit, Michelle; Kotevski, Aneta – Pastoral Care in Education, 2012
Bullying perpetration and victimisation are common issues confronting schools. To understand the extent of bullying in schools and differences in the experiences of boys and girls, longitudinal studies of different subtypes of bullying perpetration and victimisation are essential. The current study aims to describe the rates of bullying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Bullying, Aggression
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Scutter, Sheila; Stupans, Ieva; Sawyer, Tim; King, Sharron – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Podcasting is used commonly recreationally and is now increasingly used in education. The technology for podcasting is readily available, easy to use and inexpensive, making it an attractive option for providing additional flexible learning resources for students. However, little is known about how podcasts are used by students and the…
Descriptors: Radiation, Educational Technology, Lecture Method, Allied Health Occupations Education
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