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University of Canterbury
‘Breaking Ground’ in the use of social media: A case study of a university earthquake response to inform educational design with Facebook
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 15, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 69–78
On September 4 2010, a massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Canterbury region in the South Island of New Zealand. The response from the University of Canterbury was immediate and carefully co-ordinated, with the university's web-based...
Design to support distance teacher education communities: A case study of a student-student e-mentoring initiative
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 218–223
This case study investigated how one distance teacher education student e-mentoring community successfully utilized the functions and features available within a blended online environment for e-mentoring purposes. All courses in the university have ...
When the Ground Settles: Positive Changes to Teacher Education Practices Following the 2010/2011 Earthquakes in Canterbury, New Zealand
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 256–260
On 4th September 2010 and 22nd February, 2011, two major earthquakes struck the Canterbury region of New Zealand, immediately impacting all staff and students across the University of Canterbury. Three years on however, the ‘aftershock’ of these...
Authentic Project-Based Design of Professional Development for Teachers Studying Online and Blended Teaching
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 12, No. 1 (March 2012) pp. 71–114
Online learning and teaching is rapidly increasing in many countries, including high schools in the USA and teacher education worldwide. Online and blended approaches to professional and organizational development are, therefore, becoming essential...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2012 (November 2012)
This paper describes how one teacher education programme integrates multiple strategies to ensure graduating teachers are prepared to lead e-learning in New Zealand classrooms. Contrary to recent criticism, initial teacher education (ITE) provides...
Teachers and Curriculum Vol. 17, No. 2 (2017) pp. 53–60
The practice of students bringing their own mobile devices (BYOD) to school is increasingly being used to leverage digital learning opportunities in New Zealand schools. This paper presents a summary of the findings from a case study that explored...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 21, No. 1 (Jul 01, 2017) pp. 63–76
The motivation to adopt innovative communication and e-learning practices in education settings can be stimulated by events such as natural disasters. Education institutions in the Pacific Rim cannot avoid the likelihood of natural disasters that...
Enhancing digital capability through self-directed learning for initial teacher education and beyond
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 4745–4750
There is an expectation that students entering teacher education will be confident, competent users of digital technologies and that they will possess the skills and knowledge to employ technologies effectively, safely and responsibly. The reality...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 829–839
Blended learning plays an important role in many tertiary institutions but little has been written about the implementation of blended learning in times of adversity, natural disaster or crisis. This paper describes how, in the wake of the 22...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 2696–2698
A panel of speakers who have been developing and researching best practices in online teaching and learning and the development of innovative teaching spaces on campus that blend with flexible learning opportunities in other places including homes,...