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ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference

2011

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Number of papers: 175

  1. Institutional support for and barriers to the use of 3D immersive virtual worlds in higher education

    Barney Dalgarno, Mark J.W. Lee & Lauren Carlson, Charles Sturt University, Australia; Belinda Tynan, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

    Anecdotal evidence suggests that despite recognising the potential benefits of 3D immersive virtual worlds for learning and teaching, many academic staff have chosen not to adopt them, due in large... More

    pp. 316-330

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  2. Leveraging technology for engaging learning design

    Ashwini K Datt & Trudi J Aspden, University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Web 2.0 tools alone do not teach or result in effective or meaningful learning. A review of literature on evolving learning designs based on the tenets of Pedagogy 2.0 (Lee & McLoughlin, 2010)... More

    pp. 331-341

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  3. Database of Research on Distance Education

    Lance Deveson, Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia

    Keywords: Higher Education, International Students, Transnational Education, Distance Education, Blended Learning, Online Education More

    pp. 342-344

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  4. Embedding an ePortfolio system at a programmatic level

    Stuart Dinmore, Ben Kehrwald & George Bradford, University of South Australia, Australia

    This paper outlines the ePortfolio implementation process at the University of South Australia. The eP system, powered by the open-source ePortfolio Mahara, is one element of an integrated suite of... More

    pp. 345-351

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  5. Learning new technology tools in pre-service teacher education: A model for instructional approach

    Shanti Divaharan, Nanyang Tecnological University, Singapore

    The purpose of this qualitative study is to propose a model of instructional approach for pre-service teacher education in the area of learning a new technology tool. Through the instructional... More

    pp. 352-363

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  6. Locating Technology Innovation within the Scholarship of Teaching

    Iain Doherty, Michelle Honey & Lisa Stewart, University of Auckland, New Zealand

    We present a project that involves undergraduate nursing students working in small groups using a wiki to develop a collaborative glossary of health specific terminology. We locate our research –... More

    pp. 364-366

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  7. Grounding the curriculum

    Sean Dolan

    This article argues that with the advent of online learning and the widespread use of discussion forums, there is an opportunity for faculty to encourage students to collaboratively reflect on... More

    pp. 367-373

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  8. Stop lecturing me, I want to learn

    Richard Evans, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Anne Matthew, Queensland University of Technology., Australia

    Re-evaluation of pedagogical practice is driving learning design at Queensland University of Technology. One objective is to support approaches to increase student engagement and attendance in... More

    pp. 374-380

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  9. Teacher engagement in a Web 2.0 world: Developing your online teaching and learning Community of Practice Flagg, Edward

    Edward Flagg & Diana Ayling, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

    Recent developments in web-based tools have presented new opportunities for teachers and learners to engage in new ways, not only with their specific discipline, but also with themselves, with each... More

    pp. 386-391

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  10. The role of tutors in facilitating online student engagement

    Lorraine Fleckhammer & Lisa Wise, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

    This paper discusses the role of the tutor in developing an online learning community to promote student engagement for large online cohorts. Information overload on the discussion boards was... More

    pp. 392-397

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  11. Engaging training simulations for socially demanding roles

    Andrew E. Fluck & Adam Fox, University of Tasmania, Australia

    Students in higher education preparing for socially demanding roles often encounter role play as a technique for mastering their future professions. Lawyers have ‘moots’ or scripted court sessions.... More

    pp. 398-406

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  12. In search of ‘graduateness’: Reframing equity of student experience, a transformational approach

    Harriet Ridolfo, Wilma Pfitzner, Lynnette Flynn & David Prescott, Charles Sturt University, Australia

    This poster depicts key considerations around adopting a transformational approach to curriculum renewal at Charles Sturt University. This enhancement of the student experience must be built on a... More

    pp. 407-409

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  13. Teaching Teachers for the Future: Exploring the different interpretations, applications and experiences of TPACK

    Vilma Galstaun, Shannon Kennedy-Clark, Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear & Shaista Bibi, University of Sydney, Australia

    As part of the national Digital Education Revolution (DER) all pre-service teachers need to develop both understanding and competency in embedding information and communication technologies (ICTs) ... More

    pp. 410-411

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  14. Exploring the Use of Audio-Visual Feedback within 3D Virtual Environments to Provide Complex Sensory Cues for Scenario-Based Learning

    Michael Garrett & Mark McMahon, Edith Cowan University, Australia

    The continuous quest for ever increasing fidelity in 3D virtual worlds is running parallel to the emergence and adoption of low-cost technologies to implement such environments. In education and... More

    pp. 412-422

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  15. Student perspectives of eportfolios: Change over four semesters

    Philippa Gerbic, Lyn Lewis & Norasieh Md Amin, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Universities are currently under pressure to provide evidence of graduate attributes and at the same time to improve learner engagement. Eportfolios and their associated pedagogies have the... More

    pp. 423-436

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  16. The role of asynchronous discussion forums in the development of collaborative critical thinking

    Nazanin Ghodrati & Paul Gruba, The University of Melbourne, Australia

    Blended learning approaches often make use of asynchronous discussion forums (ADFs) to enhance face-to-face learning, collaboration and co-construction. One aspect of research for such online tools... More

    pp. 437-451

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  17. Achieving meaningful online learning through effective formative assessment

    Joyce Gikandi, University Of Canterbury, New Zealand

    An online course was studied to investigate how integration of formative assessment enhanced the course design to facilitate learner engagement with meaningful learning experiences within the... More

    pp. 452-454

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  18. A community approach to the development of widgets to support personalised learning for disabled students.

    Voula Gkatzidou & Elaine Pearson, University of Teesside, United Kingdom

    The rapid pace of change of the knowledge intensive era, supported by the emergence of Web2.0 and the consequential growth of personalised applications, has fuelled debate on the notion of Personal... More

    pp. 455-466

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  19. What’s the big idea? Changing demands and effective use of technology – how do we capture and disseminate good ideas and how do we then facilitate effective change in learning and teaching practice?

    Elizabeth Greener, Natasha Giardina, Richard Evans & Geoff Mitchell, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    Assistant Professor (eLearning), Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning University of Western Australia More

    pp. 467-468

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  20. Using log data to investigate the impact of (a)synchronous learning tools on LMS interaction

    Steven Greenland, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

    This paper presents exploratory examination of LMS log data from ten undergraduate business courses that differ in terms of learning activity design. Data were derived from the Unit Statistics and ... More

    pp. 469-474

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