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International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 5, No. 4 (1999) pp. 387–399
The successful provision of instructor support requires not just an appreciation of online pedagogical issues and current web-based teaching and learning tools but a familiarity with institutional policies, an awareness of available resources, an...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2006)
Assessment is one of the key elements of the teaching and learning process. It provides teachers with a means of evaluating the quality of their instruction. Students also use it to drive and direct their learning. Online teaching and learning will...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jan 01, 2001)
In the last few years, many of the early technical limitations of desktop digital video technology have been overcome thus paving the way for its application in various fields of education and training. Fields in which manual skills are passed on by ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 4930–4937
In the space of a decade the Australian Army has moved from developing its first CD-ROM training package (Army Doctrine Electronic Library - ADEL), to the establishment of a series of technology-based Regional Training Centres using staff produced...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 812–819
As yet there is no comprehensive theory to inform how the various elements of e-learning environments, such as design, implementation and delivery can be understood and optimised. A major study of the introduction of e-learning into the Australian...
Understanding Australian First Year University Students’ Experiences of Teaching and Learning Technologies
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 11, No. 3 (June 2012) pp. 267–279
** Invited as a paper from E-Learn 2009 ** Access to information and communication technologies can enable academics to design courses with learning opportunities that bring together and engage students from diverse backgrounds and locations. For...
Enhancing the convenience and flexibility of student learning options: Using recorded audiographic Web conferencing sessions.
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3036–3041
This paper provides data to support the popular current contention that universities need to, and can provide students with more flexible access to resources and learning options by taking advantage of the rapid rate of adoption of online...
Journal of Workplace Learning Vol. 17, No. 5 (2005) pp. 385–397
Purpose--This case study identifies factors influencing the implementation of e-learning within the Australian Army training context. Design/methodology/approach--A grounded theory approach was used to gain an understanding of the concerns of...
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (2000) pp. 170–175
Throughout the developed world there exist many Science Centres that aim to introduce people of all ages to Science and Technology. These Centres have as their brief the promotion of a greater understanding of Science and Technology in relation to...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 1186–1194
Models abound in learning and development yet few have addressed the need for a maturity model for corporate learning that describes the unique methods and designs that can deliver competitive advantage through learning and performance. Such a model ...
Topics: Developmental Stages
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 828–834
Teachers have always been required to work within the classroom spaces provided to them. The bricks and mortar of industrial age classroom structures often dictate pedagogical modes that are not always the best for learners or for the concepts being ...
Learning in context: Moving courses from 2D Web-based materials to simulated 3D virtual-world environments
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 933–942
Abstract: Undergraduates in accounting courses need to develop skills in defining problems, gathering and evaluating information, and developing and implementing solutions, not simply using textbook case studies but in complex, real-world settings...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 543–563
For organisations with hierarchical management and training cultures, e-learning provides opportunities for standardising content, delivery, and course management while challenging traditional teacher-student relationships. This research based case...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 1581–1590
The popularity of user-generated content in Virtual Worlds provides educators with an extensive range of 3D immersive resources. Some of the issues for educators are how to find the resources and how to evaluate whether they will be effective for a...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2008 (2008) pp. 841–850
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 957–964
An organisation's eLearning culture is influenced by the traditional training culture and perceived relevance of eLearning opportunities. For organisations with hierarchical and authoritarian management and training structures, eLearning provides...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 1240–1247
Three stages can be identified in the evolution of audiographic technologies. Over the last two decades staff at Southern Cross University have made use of this technology during each of its developmental stages. In 2005 and 2006 the School of...
Transdisciplinary Educational Design: Creating a Structured Space for Critical Reflection on E-learning Assessment Practices
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 4924–4931
Many academic staff are experiencing the multiple challenges and pressures of increased teaching loads, e-learning design and developments, ongoing research including the scholarship of teaching, as well as fiscal accountability. No wonder most...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2887–2895
As educational technologies evolve and become available they create opportunities and challenges for university teachers. Once potential improvements are identified they often need to be implemented incrementally and carefully evaluated. The...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2000) pp. 26–44
For academics to successfully make the transition to online teachers or learning facilitators, they must do more than develop new technical skills. Online development and delivery requires new pedagogical approaches, challenging previous practices...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3047–3055
Universities are under increasing pressure to provide flexible learning environments that allow for increased student choice and in so doing provide for more individualized, independent learning. Data is presented from an 7 year longitudinal review ...
The Effect of Technological Paradigm Shifts on Established Educational Technologies: A Case Study of Audiographics
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 1163–1168
Audiographics technologies enjoyed a period of relatively widespread use and progressive refinement in the early to mid 1990's. Their growth and development was however paralleled by the growth and development of the Internet and the World Wide Web. ...
First Year University Students’ Access, Usage and Expectations of Technology: An Australian Pilot Study
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 2539–2546
Abstract: In recent years, reports in the popular press have highlighted the rapid take-up of Web 2.0 type tools that support social networking, collaboration and information access. Also, there have been calls for universities to be more innovative ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) p. 466
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6369–6376
Researching the factors influencing e-learning effectiveness is a complex and contentious task due to the dynamic, complex and interrelated factors in education and training environments. A recent major study of the Australian Army's use of e...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5195–5203
A Learning Environment Maturity Model (LEMM) is a necessary tool for optimising any organisation’s learning and performance systems strategy. Many current learning architectures and supporting systems are still predicated on pre-Web models which...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1636–1637
The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in Australia is coming under increasing pressure, both nationally and internationally, to deliver courses in flexible ways that incorporate the latest in information and communications technologies...
International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 31, 2006) pp. 15–26
The Australian government funded a variety of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) programs throughout regional Australia through its Networking the Nation (NTN) program. The Community Technology Centre @ New South Wales (CTC@NSW) was one ...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 22, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2006)
Over the last three decades new technologies have emerged that have the capacity to considerably streamline the research and publication process and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of research. This paper argues that to achieve high quality ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 445–454
The successful operation of virtual world teaching, learning and social environments requires careful planning and management. This involves controlling a range of factors including entry, building and object permissions, role responsibilities,...
Student adoption of web based video conferencing software: A comparison of three student discipline groups
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2007 (2007) pp. 1045–1052
Helen Farley; Sue Gregory; Allan Ellis; Geoffrey Crisp; Jenny Grenfell; Angela Thomas; Matthew Campbell
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 339–342
Educators have been quick to spot the enormous potential afforded by virtual worlds for situated and authentic learning, practising tasks with potentially ser ious consequences in the real world and for bringing geographically dispersed faculty and...
Lisa Jacka; Sue Gregory; Frederick Stokes-Thompson; Lindy McKeown Orwin; Helen Farley; Allan Ellis; Scott Grant; Merle Hearns
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 622–623
The DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) consists of Australian and New Zealand higher education academics investigating the role that virtual worlds (VWs) play in the future of education. A sub group of the VWWG that includes Higher Degree...
Australian higher education institutions transforming the future of teaching and learning through 3D virtual worlds
Sue Gregory; Brent Gregory; Matthew Campbell; Helen Farley; Suku Sinnappan; Shannon Kennedy-CLark; David Craven; Deborah Murdoch; Denise Wood; Jenny Grenfell; Angela Thomas; Carol Matthews; Kerrie Smith; Ian Warren; Heinz Dreher; Lindy McKeown; Allan Ellis ; Mathew Hillier; Steven Pace; Andrew Cram; Lyn Hay Charles; Scott Grant; Mark J.W. Lee
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 399–415
What are educators' motivations for using virtual worlds with their students? Are they using them to support the teaching of professions and if this is the case, do they introduce virtual worlds into the curriculum to develop and/or expand students' ...
How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds?
Brent Gregory; Sue Gregory; Denise Wood; Yvonne Masters; Mathew Hillier; Frederick Stokes-Thompson; Anton Bogdanovych; Des Butler; Lyn Hay; Kim Flintoff; Stefan Schutt; Robyn Alderton; Ieva Stupans; Lindy McKeown Orwin; Andrew Cram; Grant Meredith; Jenny Grenfell; Francesca Collins; Allan Ellis; Lisa Jacka; Ian Larson; Andrew Fluck; Helen Farley; Jay Jay Jegathesan; Dale Linegar; Debbie McCormick; Jason Zagami; John Campbell; Angela Thomas; Nona Muldoon; Ali Abbas; Ian Burnett; Sheila Scutter; David Ellis; Suku Sinnappan; Katrina Neville; Ashley Aitken; Simeon Simoff; Xiangyu Wang; Mandy Salomon; Kay Souter; Greg Wadley; Michael Jacobson; Anne Newstead; Gary Hayes; Scott Grant; Alyona Yusupova
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 475–490
Over the past decade, teaching and learning in virtual worlds has been at the forefront of many higher education institutions around the world. The DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) consisting of Australian and New Zealand higher education...