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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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Dabner, Nicki – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
On September 4 2010, a massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Canterbury region in the South Island of New Zealand. The response from the University of Canterbury was immediate and carefully co-ordinated, with the university's web-based environment and a responsive site developed on the social media platform "Facebook" becoming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Information Science, Higher Education
Johnson, L.; Adams, S. – New Media Consortium, 2011
This paper reflects a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the JISC Innovation Support Centres, CETIS and UKOLN. The research underpinning the report makes use of the NMC's Delphi-based process for bringing groups of experts to a consensus viewpoint, in this case around the impact of emerging technologies on teaching,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarship, Comparative Education, Educational Policy
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Gatenby, Pam – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2010
One of the most exciting developments to occur within the library profession in recent years has been the re-evaluation of library's role in resource discovery in the web environment. This has involved recognition of short-comings of online library catalogues, a re-affirmation of the importance of metadata and a new focus on the wealth of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Library Services
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Cochrane, Thomas; Bateman, Roger – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Built on the foundation of four years of research and implementation of mobile learning projects (m-learning), this paper provides an overview of the potential of the integration of mobile Web 2.0 tools (based around smartphones) to facilitate social constructivist pedagogies and engage students in tertiary education. Pedagogical affordances of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Communities of Practice, Action Research
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McLoughlin, Catherine; Lee, Mark J. W. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Research findings in recent years provide compelling evidence of the importance of encouraging student control over the learning process as a whole. The socially based tools and technologies of the Web 2.0 movement are capable of supporting informal conversation, reflexive dialogue and collaborative content generation, enabling access to a wide…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Learner Controlled Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)