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Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

Mar 01, 2013 Volume 29, Number 1

Editors

Eva Heinrich; Michael Henderson; Petrea Redmond

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. A mindtool-based collaborative learning approach to enhancing students' innovative performance in management courses

    Chih-Hsiang Wu, National University of Tainan, Taiwan; Gwo-Jen Hwang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 43, Sec.4, Keelung Rd., Taipei, 106, Taiwan; Fan-Ray Kuo, Southern Taiwan University, Taiwan; Iwen Huang, National University of Taiwan, Taiwan

    Educators have indicated that creative teaching is the most important educational activity; nevertheless, most existing education systems fail to engage students in effective creative tasks. To... More

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  2. Design of a blended learning environment: Considerations and implementation issues

    Nuray Gedik, Akdeniz University, Turkey; Ercan Kiraz & M Ozden, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    This study identified critical issues in the design of a blended learning environment by examining basic design considerations and implementation issues. Following a design-based research approach ... More

    pp. 1-19

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  3. Capturing dynamic presentation: Using technology to enhance the chalk and the talk

    Sven Venema & Jason Lodge, Griffith University, Australia

    Despite rapid changes in the ways in which university courses are being delivered, lectures have remained a common feature of many courses. The lecture is problematic for many reasons, not the... More

    pp. 20-31

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  4. Using a personal response system as an in-class assessment tool in the teaching of basic college chemistry

    Tzy-Ling Chen, National Chung Hisng University, Taiwan; Yu-Li Lan, Tzu Chi College of Technology, Taiwan

    Since the introduction of personal response systems (PRS) (also referred to as "clickers") nearly a decade ago, their use has been extensively adopted on college campuses, and they are particularly... More

    pp. 32-40

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  5. Validating and modelling technological pedagogical content knowledge framework among Asian preservice teachers

    Ching Chai, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Eugenia Ng, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong; Wenhao Li, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China; Huang-Yao Hong, National Chengchi University, Taiwan; Joyce Koh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) framework has been adopted by many educational technologists and teacher educators for the research and development of knowledge about the... More

    pp. 41-53

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  6. Using the interactive whiteboard to scaffold a metalanguage: Teaching higher order thinking skills in preservice teacher education

    Neil Harrison, Macquarie University, Australia

    This research focuses on how the interactive whiteboard (IWB) can be effectively used to teach higher order thinking skills to primary preservice teachers in the history classroom. The case study... More

    pp. 54-65

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  7. Schools going mobile: A study of the adoption of mobile handheld technologies in Western Australian independent schools

    Mark Pegrum, Grace Oakley & Robert Faulkner, The University of Western Australia, Australia

    This paper reports on the adoption of mobile handheld technologies in ten Western Australian independent schools, based on interviews with staff conducted in 2011. iPads were the most popular... More

    pp. 66-81

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  8. Seeing eye-to-eye on ICT: Science student and teacher perceptions of laptop use across 14 Australian schools

    Simon Crook, Manjula Sharma, Rachel Wilson & Derek Muller, University of Sydney, Australia

    As schools start investigating and investing in the idea of 1:1 iPads and tablets, are there any lessons that can be learnt from recent 1:1 laptop deployments? In Australia, since 2008, 1:1 laptops... More

    pp. 82-95

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  9. Investigating elementary school students' technology acceptance by applying digital game-based learning to environmental education

    Yuh-Ming Cheng, Shu-Te University, Taiwan; Shi-Jer Lou, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan; Sheng-Huang Kuo, Shu-Te University, Taiwan; Ru-Chu Shih, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

    In order to improve and promote students' environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour, integrating environmental education into the primary education curriculum has become a key issue for... More

    pp. 96-110

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  10. Integrating English for specific purposes courseware into task-based learning in a context of preparing for international trade fairs

    Shu-Chiao Tsai, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan

    This study reports on integrating courseware for participating in international trade fairs into English for specific purposes (ESP) instruction at a technical university in Taiwan. An Information ... More

    pp. 111-127

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