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Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

Nov 08, 2013 Volume 29, Number 5

Editors

Eva Heinrich; Michael Henderson; Petrea Redmond

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Supporting new students from vocational education and training: Finding a reusable solution to address recurring learning difficulties in e-learning

    Dai Yang, University of Western Sydney; Janice Catterall, Student Learning Unit Academic and Research Division University of Western Sydney; Janelle Davis, University of Western Sydeny

    This paper reports on a project that investigated the first year, online experiences of vocational education and training (VET) pathway students studying at university. It was found that, although ... More

  2. Evolving technologies require educational policy change: Music education for the 21st century

    Renee Crawford, Monash University

    There is growing discussion among education and government authorities on rethinking education in the 21st century. This increasing area of interest has come in response to the evolution of... More

  3. "I'd be so much more comfortable posting anonymously": Identified versus anonymous participation in student discussion boards

    Lynne Roberts & Camilla Rajah-Kanagasabai, Curtin University

    Academic staff members encourage university students to use online student discussion boards within learning management systems to ask and answer questions, share information and engage in... More

  4. Connected teaching and learning: The uses and implications of connectivism in an online class

    John Barnett, Western University; Vance McPherson, The Ontario Virtual High School; Rachel Sandieson, Western University

    An instructor tried using connectivism to teach an online graduate Education course called Teaching in a Virtual World. As a way to embody the many connections inherent in the group, all members of... More

  5. Enhancing an instructional design model for virtual reality-based learning

    Chwen Chen, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak; Chee Teh

    In order to effectively utilize the capabilities of virtual reality (VR) in supporting the desired learning outcomes, careful consideration in the design of instruction for VR learning is crucial. ... More

  6. Navigating and decoding dynamic maps: Gender preferences and engagement differences within- and outside-of game experiences

    Tom Lowrie, Charles Sturt University; Robyn Jorgensen, Griffith University; Tracy Logan, Charles Sturt University

    A survey (n = 410) revealed statistically significant gender differences between middle school students' preference for playing particular types of games. Subsequent instrumental case studies... More

  7. Social presence for different tasks and perceived learning in online hospitality culture exchange

    Mei-jung Wang, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism; Hsueh Chen, Hong Kong Institute of Education / Assistant Professor

    This study utilized online discussion and project construction tasks to determine the extent of social presence and collaborative learning for hospitality culture exchange. The online culture... More

  8. Improving assessment processes in Higher Education: Student and teacher perceptions of the effectiveness of a rubric embedded in a LMS

    Doug Atkinson & Siew Lim, Curtin University

    Students and teachers play different roles and thus have different perceptions about the effectiveness of assessment including structure, feedback, consistency, fairness and efficiency. In an... More

  9. So the kids are busy, what now? Teacher perceptions of the use of hand-held game consoles in West Australian primary classrooms

    John O'Rourke, Susan Main & Michelle Ellis, Edith Cowan University

    Games technology in the form of hand-held game consoles (HGCs) when focussed on specific academic skill development has the capacity to engage students in learning and in turn produce positive... More

  10. Implementing the interactive response system in a high school physics context: Intervention and reflections

    Ruey Shieh, Kainan University; Wheijen Chang, National Changhua University of Education

    The interactive response system (IRS) has been widely used to promote student learning since 2003. It is an electronic system connected to handset devices allowing students to transmit their... More