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Deed, Craig; Edwards, Anthony; Gomez, Viviana – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
This paper defines the metaphor of outsideness in relation to web-based interaction. Outsideness is conceived of as a key influence in online academic conversation. In particular, through the sharing of cultural perspectives, asking questions to resolve doubt, and collaborative writing and re-writing as a basis for shaping ideas through reasoning.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Influences, Cultural Influences, Interpersonal Competence
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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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Else, Fabienne C.; Crookes, Patrick A. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2015
Teaching and Learning as a form of scholarship has struggled for recognition in universities, with one of the biggest hurdles being visibility. As the Internet is now one of the primary sources of visibility, this study examines how Australia's 39 universities present their teaching and learning profiles online. The purpose was to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Electronic Learning, Universities
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Qayyum, M. Asim; Smith, David – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Use of the Internet for open Web searches is common among university students in academic learning tasks. The tools used by students to find relevant information for online assessment tasks were investigated and their information seeking behaviour was documented to explore the impact on assessment design. Method: A mixed methods…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Computer Assisted Testing, Information Seeking
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O'Connor, Kate; Yates, Lyn – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2014
This paper analyses shifts in the representation of history and physics as named organisational units on Australian university websites over the last 15 years in the context of broader questions about the production of knowledge in contemporary times. It derives from a broader project concerned with disciplinarity, changing university contexts and…
Descriptors: History, Physics, Departments, Web Sites
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Woodley, Carolyn; Silvestri, Michel – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Students' imprudent use of social media might threaten their employability and undermine their emerging professional identities. Most professions acknowledge that any benefits of social media must be balanced against its potential to negatively affect workers' professional lives and the public trust. Professional bodies have developed social media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Networks, Computer Use
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Bessant, Judith – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
Whilst the dynamics informing processes have taken time to become clear, civic resistance initiated by young people using new media began in Egypt in 2010 against the Mubarak regime, soon widened to Tunisia, Yemen and Libya. Known as the "Arab Spring", this phenomenon re-ignited discussion about the political role of digital space and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Childrens Rights, Children
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Penman, Joy; Thalluri, Jyothi – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2014
The technological advancements for teaching and learning sciences for health science students are embedded in the Thalluri-Penman Good Practice Model, which aims to improve the learning experiences of science students and increase student retention and success rates. The model also links students from urban and rural areas, studying both on-and…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Health Sciences, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Khan, Tehmina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to identify the offering and nature (scope) of sustainability accounting courses at universities that have signed the Talloires Declaration and also at universities with prominent sustainability accounting researchers' affiliations. For this purpose a university web sites content analysis for sustainability…
Descriptors: Profiles, Accounting, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Parker, Jenni; Maor, Dorit; Herrington, Jan – Issues in Educational Research, 2013
Over the past few decades there has been a substantial swing among higher education practitioners towards a more constructivist approach to learning. Nevertheless, it is still evident that many instructivist models are widely used in both classroom and online learning environments. A key challenge for educators is linking learner needs, pedagogy…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Integrated Learning Systems
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Stupans, Ieva – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013
The Internet has emerged as a mainstream communication medium, resulting in the development of new educational opportunities for teaching and learning. This article describes and evaluates a learning opportunity which used a Wiki technology to support an aligned assessment activity which was focused around teamwork and students construction of…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Online Courses, Internet, Educational Technology
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Laws, Thomas A.; Fiedler, Brenton A. – Australian Universities' Review, 2013
Mental health problems in young Australians continue to be a major public health issue. Studying at university can generate social pressures particularly for youth, which have been associated with the onset of a mental illness or a worsening of an existing condition. Many universities provide health services to support students with health…
Descriptors: Mental Health, College Students, School Health Services, Foreign Countries
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Cummins, M.; Freeman, A.; Ifenthaler, D.; Vardaxis, N. – New Media Consortium, 2013
The "Technology Outlook Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Regional Analysis" reflects a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Open Universities Australia to help inform Australian educational leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Consortia
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Birch, Elisa; Williams, Andrew – International Education Studies, 2013
This paper examines the impact of supplementary web-based materials on students' academic performance in a first-year economics unit at university. In particular, the paper considers the impact of students' usage of the unit's webpage, voluntary on-line discussion board, voluntary on-line quizzes and voluntary on-line homework questions on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Economics Education, Instructional Materials
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Carroll, Julie-Anne; Diaz, Abbey; Meiklejohn, Judith; Newcomb, Michelle; Adkins, Barbara – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
While the Internet has been described as fundamental to higher education students, social and leisure internet tools are also increasingly being used by these students to generate and maintain their social and professional networks and interactions. Rapid technological advancements have enabled greater and faster access to information for learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Academic Discourse, Student Research
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