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Svetsky, Stefan; Moravcik, Oliver; Schreiber, Peter; Stefankova, Jana – Online Submission, 2013
The state of the art of TEL (technology-enhanced learning) is characterised by a technological-driven approach. Learning management systems or learning courses for management systems are mentioned as frequently used basic tools for this purpose. However, these Internet technologies are not suitable for the personalized support of teachers on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Software, Electronic Learning
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Brooks, Pauline – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This article will discuss the issues concerning the storage, retrieval and use of multimedia technology in dance, and how semantic web technologies can support those requirements. It will identify the key aims and outcomes of four international telematic dance projects, and review the use of reflective practice to engage students in their learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Dance, Semantics
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Tracy, Fran; Jordan, Katy – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This paper draws upon the experience of an interdisciplinary research group in engaging undergraduate university students in the design and development of semantic web technologies. A flexible approach to participatory design challenged conventional distinctions between "designer" and "user" and allowed students to play a role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Semantics, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Carter, Lorraine; Salyers, Vincent; Page, Aroha; Williams, Lynda; Albl, Liz; Hofsink, Clarence – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
This paper describes a faculty development model called the highly relevant mentoring (HRM) model; the model includes a framework as well as some practical strategies for meeting the professional development needs of faculty who teach web-based courses. The paper further emphasizes the need for faculty and administrative buy-in for HRM and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Internet, Integrated Learning Systems
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Nikoi, Samuel K.; Rowlett, Tania; Armellini, Alejandro; Witthaus, Gabi – Open Learning, 2011
Open education resources (OER) are taking centre-stage in many higher educational institutions globally, driven by the need to raise institutional profiles, improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning and achieve universal access to education. Many academics attracted to the idea of turning teaching materials into OER have, however, found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Resources, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Johnson, E. Marcia; Cowie, Bronwen; De Lange, Willem; Falloon, Garry; Hight, Craig; Khoo, Elaine – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
In response to recent social, economic, and pedagogical challenges to tertiary-level teaching and learning, universities are increasingly investigating and adopting e-learning as a way to engage and motivate students. This paper reports on the first year of a two-year (2009-2010) qualitative multiple case study research project in New Zealand.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Adoption (Ideas), Program Implementation
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Stodberg, Ulf; Orre, Carl Johan – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2010
Purpose: This paper seeks to present the issue of e-learning development in a public university in Bolivia, together with challenges that could support the work of a sustainable development of practice and educational technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the first phase of an interpretative case study. It comprises data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Sustainability, College Instruction
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Ward, Mary-Helen; West, Sandra; Peat, Mary; Atkinson, Susan – Journal of Distance Education, 2010
The University of Sydney is a large, research-intensive, campus-based Australian University. Since 2004 a strategic initiative of project-based eLearning support has been creating teams of non-academic and academic staff, who have worked together to develop online resources to meet identified needs. The University's aims in continuing to provide…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses, Educational Change
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Tynan, Belinda; Adlington, Rachael; Stewart, Cherry; Vale, Deborah; Sims, Rod; Shanahan, Peter – Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This paper will detail three projects which focussed on enhancing online learning at a large Australian distance education University within a School of Business, School of Health and School of Education. Each project had special funding and took quite distinctive project management approaches, which reflect the desire to embed innovation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Distance Education
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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)
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Archer, Walter – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
A research group at the University of Alberta is attempting to apply the Community of Inquiry framework to all components of courses, rather than only the online discussion component.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion, Service Learning
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Wood, Denise; Friedel, Martin – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
In 1983 Donald Schon argued for the development of "an epistemology of practice which places technical problem-solving within a broader context of reflective inquiry" (Schon, 1983, p. 69) in response to the complexity, uncertainty and instability of professional knowledge. This paper reports on a collaborative project led by the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Educational Technology
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Eckert, Bodo; Grober, Sebastian; Jodl, Hans-Jorg – American Journal of Distance Education, 2009
This article describes three connected projects in physics: (1) a very successful course at the university level; (2) a collection of several thousand multimedia materials, its status and evaluation, and its dissemination; and (3) Web experiments--experiments that can be operated remotely from a distance via the Internet. (Contains 4 tables and 10…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Physics, Internet, College Instruction