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Heggart, Keith R.; Yoo, Joanne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Many tertiary institutions have embraced digital learning through the use of online learning platforms and social networks. However, the research about the efficacy of such platforms is confused, as is the field itself, in part because of the rapidly evolving technology, and also because of a lack of clarity about what constitutes a learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lee, Daniel A.; Baker, William; Haywood, Nick – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
There is a metaphorical incoming tide of information technology (IT) in the global guitar community. This phenomenological study examines the activities of the online guitar community to determine its role in guitar pedagogy. It questions how the traditional teacher-student model can continue to operate amidst the floodwaters of online guitar…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Dintoe, Seitebaleng Susan – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
The paper discusses how the faculty finds it difficult to apply their experiences in teaching and use of information and communication technology (ICT) for teaching and learning at the University of Botswana. Although technology was available and accessible, adopters of technology at the University of Botswana find it hard to use technology in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Levak, Natasha; Son, Jeong-Bae – ReCALL, 2017
Learning how to comprehend while listening to a second language is often considered by learners to be a difficult process that can lead to anxiety when trying to communicate (Graham, 2006; Graham & Macaro, 2008). Computer-mediated communication (CMC) can be used to assist in increasing access to native speakers and opportunities to listen.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension, Computer Simulation, Social Systems
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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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Merga, Margaret K.; Williams, Ross – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2016
Contemporary health educators in schools are responsible for promoting the health of individual students, as well as a healthy school environment. The ongoing push for increasing device use in schools, which is underpinned by the information and communications technology (ICT) capability requirements of the new Australian Curriculum, can…
Descriptors: Health Education, Teacher Role, Risk Management, Health Promotion
Bulman, George; Fairlie, Robert W. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2016
A substantial amount of money is spent on technology by schools, families and policymakers with the hope of improving educational outcomes. This paper explores the theoretical and empirical literature on the impacts of technology on educational outcomes. The literature focuses on two primary contexts in which technology may be used for educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Internet
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Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The advent of the Web as a social technology has created opportunities for the creation of informal learning environments, which have potential for innovative methodologies in learning, teaching and assessment. However, as Wolfe (2001) admonishes, "contrary to the rhetoric of cheerleaders, the Web places greater demands on students than…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Social Networks, Internet, Web Sites
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Thibaut, Patricia; Curwood, Jen Scott; Carvalho, Lucila; Simpson, Alyson – Learning, Media and Technology, 2015
With the introduction of digital tools and online connectivity in primary schools, the shape of teaching and learning is shifting beyond the physical classroom. Drawing on the architecture of productive learning networks framework, we examine the affordances and limitations of an upper primary learning network and focus on how the digital and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Ellis, Louise A.; McCabe, Kathryn; Davenport, Tracey; Burns, Jane M.; Rahilly, Kitty; Nicholas, Mariesa; Hickie, Ian B – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to describe the development of WorkOut, an Internet-based program designed to help young men overcome the barriers towards help-seeking and to build the skills they need to understand and manage their own mental health. Information and communication technologies (ICT) hold great potential to significantly improve mental…
Descriptors: Program Development, Program Evaluation, Internet, Mental Health
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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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Gronn, Donna; Scott, Anne; Edwards, Susan; Henderson, Michael – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2014
Research into children's learning with digital technologies is represented by a growing body of literature examining the relationship between home-school technological practices. A focus of this work is on the notion of a "digital-disconnect" between home and school. This argument suggests that children are such native users of…
Descriptors: Young Children, Siblings, Family Environment, Educational Environment
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Padula, Janice – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2014
If educators want to interest students in mathematics (and science), they must engage them in the lower forms of high school or even earlier (Fisher, 2012). So, teachers should always consider a topic's ability to interest students in the early years of instruction in high school and its topicality. Networks have come into prominence recently with…
Descriptors: Graphs, Networks, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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Loong, Esther Yook-Kin – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014
Whilst the technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) model has been increasingly adopted for understanding teachers' use of technology, there have been many calls for greater discussion about the constituent constructs, their relationship with one another and the central TPACK. This paper analyses qualitatively the TPACK…
Descriptors: Internet, High Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Technology Uses in Education
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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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