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Kropf, Dorothy C. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Transformed into a large collaborative learning environment, the Internet is comprised of information reservoirs namely, (a) online classrooms, (b) social networks, and (c) virtual reality or simulated communities, to expeditiously create, reproduce, share, and deliver information into the hands of educators and students. Most importantly, the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Electronic Learning, Influence of Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Johnson, L.; Adams, S.; Cummins, M. – New Media Consortium, 2012
This paper reflects a multi-year collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Griffith University to help inform Australian educational leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching, learning, and research in tertiary education. The research underpinning the report makes use of the NMC's Delphi-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Consortia
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Klisc, Chris; McGill, Tanya; Hobbs, Valerie – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
Asynchronous online discussion is used in a variety of ways, both in online learning environments and in traditional teaching environments where, increasingly frequently, a blended approach is adopted. However the anticipated benefits of this tool in improving student learning outcomes are still being debated. One of the many factors affecting the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Assessment, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Benson, Robyn; Samarawickrema, Gayani – Distance Education, 2009
The rapidly expanding range of options available for innovative e-learning approaches based on emerging technologies has given renewed importance to teaching and learning issues that have long been familiar to distance educators. These issues arise from the separation between learners, and between teacher and learners, which occurs when learning…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Educational Strategies, Instructional Design
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Maher, Damian – Computers & Education, 2009
The Internet is increasingly being used as a tool for communicating and learning in primary schools across many developed and developing countries. The place of social chat as part of online interactions has as yet not been fully recognised as an important component of learning. In this paper, the interactions of students in a Sydney primary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Online Courses, Learning Processes, Computer Mediated Communication