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Giannikas, Christina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
The present study provides insights on the impact of using Facebook in e-learning higher education postgraduate programs. More specifically, the study (1) presents the status quo of Facebook in higher education, (2) explores the nature of Facebook in e-learning, and (3) investigates the effects of Facebook on learning community, focusing on their…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes
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Muir, Tracey; Douglas, Tracy; Trimble, Allison – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
The opening up of online education in the Australian tertiary sector has made higher education accessible for a wide range of students, including those living in rural and regional areas. While student numbers continue to grow as a result of this opportunity, there are increasing concerns regarding low student retention and progression rates for…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Learner Engagement
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Colasante, Meg; Bevacqua, John; Muir, Stephen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
In a digital era where people may experience seamless control in determining their interactions with the world via analogue and digital modes, this paper challenges the need for a university-determined position on whether study need be designated as on-campus, online, or a predetermined mix of each. In a university in Australia, several subjects…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Curriculum Development
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Paterson, Terrie; Prideaux, Murray – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
Focussing on a specific higher education online learning environment (OLE), this study aims to investigate and analyse instructional designs that employ Positive Interdependence, Individual Accountability, Teaching Presence, Authenticity and Group Skills Development as educational strategies to mitigate group work issues and subsequently encourage…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Online Courses, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Students
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Asikainen, Henna; Kaipainen, Kirsikka; Katajavuori, Nina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine pharmacy students' experiences of a small ACT-based intervention that was implemented as a 7-week course with weekly online modules. Students' well-being, experiences of stress, organised studying and psychological flexibility were measured with questionnaires at the beginning and end of the course. Students'…
Descriptors: College Students, Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacy, Intervention
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Boyle, Jennifer; Ramsay, Scott; Struan, Andrew – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Recognising the varied challenges presented by an increasingly diverse student body at our UK university (a research-intensive institution with a high proportion of international and widening participation students), an online and blended writing programme was developed. The Academic Writing Skills Programme (AWSP) is a fully online, compulsory…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity, Academic Language
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Willans, Fiona; Fonolahi, Aluwesi; Buadromo, Ralph; Bryce, Tilisi; Prasad, Rajendra; Kumari, Sandhya – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper reports on the evaluation of an ambitious attempt to embed academic literacy support within a core content course for first-year students at the University of the South Pacific. The course is offered in both blended and online modes, catering for on-campus and off-campus students, respectively, using Moodle as the virtual learning…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Language, Instructional Design, Management Systems
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Croxford, Sharon; Thomas, Colleen; Horvath, Deanna; Buultjens, Melissa; Stirling, Emma; Larsen, Amy; Stasis, Tania Roman; Radcliffe, Jessica; Buultjens, Phil; McDonald, Stuart; Forsyth, Adrienne – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Course and subject development teams are increasingly seen in the tertiary online teaching environment and they face a unique set of challenges. The purpose of this study was to synthesise and share learnings of 12 academics involved in the development of subjects with an external partner for a new multidisciplinary online health science course at…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperative Planning, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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McInnes, Richard – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Transformations in contemporary higher education have led to an explosion in the number of degrees delivered online, a significant characteristic of which is the incorporation of multimedia to support learning. Despite the proliferation of multimedia and growing literature about the affordances of various technologies, there are relatively few…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Virtual Universities, Online Courses
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Cramp, Joshua; Medlin, John F.; Lake, Phoebe; Sharp, Colin – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper outlines the key issues of remotely invigilated online exams (RIOEs) and presents ways to avoid and resolve the issues for educators who are considering implementing them. The purpose of this paper is to share the lessons learned during the process of implementing and evaluating RIOEs and highlight the key considerations required to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Supervision, Observation, Program Implementation
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Quinn, Diana; Cioffi, Edward; Hill, Steve; Kor, Mat; Longford, Anna-Clare; Moller, Robert; Rathore, Pramila – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Implementing online learning can pose serious pedagogical challenges particularly when programs contain work-integrated learning (WIL) components. One such component is the site visit, where student groups are led by subject matter experts through an authentic environment. These WIL experiences help students relate the theory learnt in classrooms…
Descriptors: Construction Management, Online Courses, Workplace Learning, Program Implementation
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Davey, Belinda; Elliott, Kristine; Bora, Maria – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
With the increasing number of students enrolled in fully online programs and subjects across different Australian universities, online education has become a popular higher education alternative. The University of Melbourne has responded to this challenge by establishing the "Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education"…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses
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Horvath, Deanna; Stirling, Emma; Bevacqua, John; Coldrey, Michael; Buultjens, Phil; Buultjens, Melissa; Larsen, Amy – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Growth in online higher education offerings has been significant in recent years, with many Australian Universities launching programs to extend into new markets and meet the student demand for greater flexibility in delivery modes. Further, it is well understood that good support is an essential component to student success, satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, School Orientation, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries
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Bevacqua, John; Colasante, Meg – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Upon enrolling in a university course, students typically commit to a predetermined study mode: on-campus, online, or a hybrid/blended study mode. The education provider typically predetermines which study mode/ s are available for each course. In this paper, the authors address the challenges of designing and trialling a new "StudyFlex"…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Centered Learning, Foreign Countries, Conventional Instruction
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Dinmore, Stuart – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Use of multimedia for teaching and learning, particularly digital video, has become ubiquitous in higher education. This is driven in part by the growth in blended pedagogies and an increase in students learning solely or partly online. It is also influenced by relatively inexpensive media production equipment, faster internet speeds, student…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Video Technology, Online Courses, Multimedia Instruction
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