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Butler, Des – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
A traditional approach centred on weekly lectures, perhaps supported by tutorials, still predominates in modern legal education in Australia. This approach tends to focus on the transmission of knowledge about legal rules and doctrine to students, who adopt a largely passive role. Criticisms of the traditional approach have led to law schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Materials, Legal Education (Professions), Law Schools
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Divaharan, Shanti; Lim, Wei-Ying; Tan, Seng-Chee – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
This paper traces the evolution of the design framework for the use of technology in a teacher education program in a Singaporean university. This course focuses on developing student teachers' capacity for the use of ICT in teaching and learning. We report our two-level reflection: one that focuses on the trajectory of the course design, and one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Rey, Gunter Daniel – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Students (N = 101) used an introductory text and a computer simulation to learn fundamental concepts about statistical analyses (e.g., analysis of variance, regression analysis and General Linear Model). Each learner was randomly assigned to one cell of a 2 (with or without time advice) x 3 (with learning questions and corrective feedback, with…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Theories, Computer Simulation, Statistical Analysis
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Dawson, Phillip – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This article presents an argument for the use of networked interactive whiteboards (NIWBs) in regional Australian higher education and identifies new pedagogies for this context. Most Australian universities operate multiple campuses, and many use video conference facilities to deliver courses across these sites. For students at remote video…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Lecture Method, Regional Programs
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Preston, Greg; Phillips, Rob; Gosper, Maree; McNeill, Margot; Woo, Karen; Green, David – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
There is now widespread recognition of the changing nature of students in higher education: they are demographically diverse, have extensive external time demands, and expect greater flexibility and support during their programs. As a consequence of this and other changes to the higher education sector, many universities worldwide have introduced…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Internet, Lecture Method, Web Sites
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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)
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Samarawickrema, Gayani; Benson, Robyn; Brack, Charlotte – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This paper reports on a collaborative staff development activity run across two Australian universities, for academic staff integrating Web 2.0 technologies into their teaching. It describes a three-week long virtual workshop on teaching with wikis, where participants in two groups developed a group project as students and then assessed the work…
Descriptors: Workshops, Faculty Development, Models, Educational Strategies