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Irwin, Christopher; Desbrow, Lauren Ball Ben; Leveritt, Michael – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
"Facebook" is a popular platform that may facilitate learning activities at university. In this study, students' perceptions of using ""Facebook" pages" within individual university subject offerings were evaluated. Individual ""Facebook" pages" were developed for four university courses and used…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Interaction
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Cheng, Kun-Hung; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
The purpose of this study is to qualitatively explore students' interpersonal perspectives (i.e., "psychological safety," "value diversity," "trust" and "social interdependence") on, conceptions of and approaches to learning in an online peer assessment activity required for creating digital artistic works.…
Descriptors: Safety, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Barwell, Graham; Moore, Chris; Walker, Ruth – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The model of learning best suited to the future may be one which sees learning as the process of managing the different kinds of participation an individual might have in complex social systems. Learning capability and engagement is thus dependent on the relationship between an individual identity and social systems. We report on the incorporation…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Pilot Projects, Computer Assisted Instruction, Student Evaluation
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Akbulut, Yavuz; Eristi, Bahadir – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
This study investigated the extent of cyberbullying and victimisation among Turkish university students at a state college of education. A personal information form and 56 scaled items were administered to 254 students. Items addressing cyberbullying victimisation were adopted from a recent study, whereas parallel cyberbullying items were…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Internet, Bullying, Victims
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Lindberg, J. Ola; Olofsson, Anders D.; Stodberg, Ulf – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This article is about learning to perform in a digital environment with specific focus on online higher education. In the article, an online higher educational setting is analysed from a hermeneutical approach, using the learning sequence model suggested by Selander (2008) as a theoretical frame. The institutional framing, used as an empirical…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Internet
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Baltzersen, Rolf K. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Educators have just started to use wikis and most of the educational research to date has focused primarily on the use of local wikis with access limitations. There seems to be little research related to how students can contribute in global, transparent wiki communities such as "Wikipedia" and "Wikibooks". The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Encyclopedias, Computer Uses in Education
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Wang, Mei-jung – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The increasing use of innovative blended learning strategies which incorporate online discussion into the classroom requires the examination of asynchronous, computer mediated communication (ACMC) to fully understand the learners' total engagement and the contribution of such ICT tools to student learning. This study analysed students' online…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Weaver, Debbi; Viper, Shane; Latter, Jennifer; McIntosh, P. Craig – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
An online group work project for off campus students, using wikis as the collaboration platform, has been conducted successfully for several years. Students were given the opportunity and technical means to collaborate, and staff could assess individual students' participation. However, the actual level of collaboration was less than hoped for,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Cooperative Learning, Personal Narratives
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Conroy, Mark A. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Many excellent corpus-based language learning resources (e.g., concordancers) have been freely available on the Internet for some time. Google assisted language learning (GALL) is also gaining increasing acceptance. These tools are a potential resource for English as an additional language (EAL) university students who want to independently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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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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Lauricella, Sharon; Kay, Robin – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Considerable research has been conducted examining the use of laptops in higher education, however, a reliable and valid scale to assess in-class use of laptops has yet to be developed. The purpose of the following study was to develop and evaluate the "Laptop Effectiveness Scale" (LES). The scale consisted of four constructs: academic…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Construct Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Hourigan, Triona; Murray, Liam – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Due to the social changes brought about in no small part by Web 2.0 tools, the potential impact of the blog writing phenomenon upon teaching and learning contexts reveals an important area for consideration for all university educators, and in particular for e-learning practitioners. Today, web users may access a wide variety of media to express…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology