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Developing Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills of Engineering Students: A Comparison of Web- and Pen-and-Paper-Based Approaches
European Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 42, No. 6 (2017) pp. 1309–1329
Problem-solving is a key engineering skill, yet is an area in which engineering graduates underperform. This paper investigates the potential of using web-based tools to teach students problem-solving techniques without the need to make use of class ...
Distance Education Vol. 33, No. 1 (2012) pp. 5–30
Fully online courses are becoming progressively more popular because of their "anytime anywhere" learning flexibility. One of the ways students interact with each other and with the instructors within fully online learning environments is via...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 4 (Jan 01, 2012)
Online discussion forums have become an essential part of university courses, whether the course is conducted online, or face to face, or in mixed or blended mode. Discussion forums are considered to engage students better with the course content...
Kathleen Gray; Jenny Waycott; Rosemary Clerehan; Margaret Hamilton; Joan Richardson; Judithe Sheard; Celia Thompson
Research in Learning Technology Vol. 20, No. 1 (2012)
Educational commentators have offered many pedagogical rationales for using Web 2.0 to support learning in higher education, and academics are being encouraged to find ways for their students to use social web technologies. Questions arise as to the ...
The Friendly Schools Friendly Families programme: Three-year bullying behaviour outcomes in primary school children
Donna Cross; Stacey Waters; Natasha Pearce; Thérèse Shaw; Margaret Hall; Erin Erceg; Sharyn Burns; Clare Roberts; Greg Hamilton
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 53, No. 1 (2012) pp. 394–406
This three-year group randomized controlled trial assessed whether a multi-age, multi-level bullying prevention and intervention with staff capacity building, can reduce bullying among primary school children.This study comprised two intervention...
Using Web 2.0 to teach Web 2.0: A case study in aligning teaching, learning and assessment with professional practice
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 27, No. 5 (Jan 01, 2011)
Web 2.0 technologies have transformed the way people in information industries engage with their clients, collaborate on projects, promote their services and gather community knowledge. In this paper, we describe the impact of industry adoption of...
Computer Science Education Vol. 20, No. 3 (September 2010) pp. 229–259
Learning to program is known to be difficult for novices. High attrition and high failure rates in foundation-level programming courses undertaken at tertiary level in Computer Science programs, are commonly reported. A common approach to evaluating ...
Kathleen Gray; Celia Thompson; Judithe Sheard; Rosemary Clerehan; Margaret Hamilton; Margaret Hamilton
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 26, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2010)
Students now have at their disposal a range of Web 2.0 authoring forms such as audio and video podcasting, blogging, social bookmarking, social networking, virtual world activities and wiki writing. Many university educators are interested in...
Transforming assessment in higher education: A participatory approach to the development of a good practice framework for assessing student learning through social web technologies
Jenny Waycott; Celia Thompson; Rosemary Clerehan; Judithe Sheard; Joan Richardson; Margaret Hamilton; Kathleen Gray
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 1040–1050
Social web technologies, such as blogs, wikis, social networking and photo/video sharing sites, are increasingly being used in innovative learning activities in higher education. While there has been much discussion about the pedagogical rationale...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2008 (2008) pp. 382–388
In 2002, RMIT University trialled Turnitin (Barrie 1996) a text matching software package to assist in the identification of plagiarism. Turnitin enables access to databases of text stored digitally and provides a means of comparing student...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 11, No. 2 (2008) pp. 112–118
Web 2.0 authoring forms such as wikis and blogs, social bookmarking, and audio and video podcasting pose a challenge to academic authorship traditions. This paper reviews the provisions made in major academic referencing and citation style guides...
Journal of Learning Design Vol. 2, No. 1 (2007) pp. 37–51
In this paper, we discuss the role of the educator in terms of designing a learning environment for the student which encourages the student to develop their own academic integrity. In such an environment, there is no need for the student to resort...
Generational Computing Tastes: Tablet PCs in the Communicative Ecology of Multimedia Design Students
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2537–2544
In this paper, we discuss the effects of introducing mobile computing via the use of Tablet PCs into the learning environment of multimedia students. We explain our aspirations for this group of students who mainly belong to Generation Y and our...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 904–911
With greater student diversity and large numbers in classes, difficulties occur in ensuring quality across course deliveries at various campuses, and comparing standards set. Not only is this true for the delivery of content, or access to resources,...
Karin Paul; Carol C. Kuhlthau; Jennifer L. Branch; Diane Galloway Solowan; Roland Case; Debbie Abilock; Michael B. Eisenberg; Carol Koechlin; Sandi Zwaan; Sandra Hughes; Ann Low; Margaret Litch; Cindy Lowry; Linda Irvine; Margaret Stimson; Irene Schlarb; Janet Wilson; Emily Warriner; Les Parsons; Katherine Luongo-Orlando; Donald Hamilton
School Libraries in Canada Vol. 22, No. 4 (2003) pp. 2–44
Includes 19 articles that address issues related to library skills and Canadian school libraries. Topics include information literacy; inquiry learning; critical thinking and electronic research; collaborative inquiry; information skills and the Big ...