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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. How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds?

    Brent Gregory & Sue Gregory, University of New England, United States; Denise Wood, University of South Australia, Australia; Yvonne Masters, University of New England, United States; Mathew Hillier, University of Queensland, Australia; Frederick Stokes-Thompson, University of South Australia, Australia; Anton Bogdanovych, University of Western Sydney, Australia; Des Butler, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Lyn Hay, Charles Sturt University, Australia; Kim Flintoff, Curtin University of Technology, Australia; Stefan Schutt, Victoria University, Australia; Robyn Alderton, TAFENSW Western Institute, Australia; Ieva Stupans & Lindy McKeown Orwin, University of New England, United States; Andrew Cram, Macquarie University, Australia; Grant Meredith, University of Ballarat, Australia; Jenny Grenfell, Deakin University, Australia; Francesca Collins, Monash University, Australia; Allan Ellis & Lisa Jacka, Southern Cross University, Australia; Ian Larson, Monash University, Australia; Andrew Fluck, University of Tasmania, Australia; Helen Farley, University of Southern Queensland, Australia; Jay Jay Jegathesan, University of Western Australia, Australia; Debbie McCormick, Monash University, Australia; Jason Zagami, Griffith University, Australia; John Campbell, University of Canberra, Australia; Angela Thomas, University of Tasmania, Australia; Nona Muldoon, Central Queensland University, Australia; Ali Abbas, The University of Sydney, Australia; Ian Burnett, RMIT, Australia; Sheila Scutter, James Cook University, Australia; David Ellis, Southern Cross University, Australia; Suku Sinnappan, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Katrina Neville, RMIT, Australia; Ashley Aitken, Curtin University of Technology, Australia; Simeon Simoff, University of Western Sydney, Australia; Kay Souter, La Trobe University, Australia; Greg Wadley, University of Melbourne, Australia; Michael Jacobson & Anne Newstead, The University of Sydney, Australia; Gary Hayes, MUVEDesign.com, Australia; Scott Grant, Monash University, Australia; Alyona Yusupova, University of Western Sydney, Australia; Dale Linegar, Victoria University, Australia; Xiangyu Wang, The University of New South Wales, Australia; Mandy Salomon, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

    Over the past decade, teaching and learning in virtual worlds has been at the forefront of many higher education institutions around the world. The DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG)... More

    pp. 475-490

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  2. Myth busting education in a virtual world – changing demands and directions

    Sue Gregory, University of New England, United States; Scott Diener, The University of Auckland, New Zealand; Denise Wood, University of South Australia, Australia; Brent Gregory, University of New England, United States; Suku Sinnappan, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Lisa Jacka, Southern Cross University, Australia

    There has been much media reporting on the efficacy of virtual worlds for education over the last few years. Some of the claims made are unfounded and not based on empirical evidence. All panel... More

    pp. 502-503

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  3. Students’ engagement with technologies: Implications for university practice

    Maree Gosper, Macquarie University, Australia; Janne Malfroy, University of Western Sydney, Australia; Jo McKenzie, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; Lynnae Rankine, University of Western Sydney, Australia

    The inexorable pace of technological change demands frequent modernisation of learning technologies and services to ensure they support equitable and engaging learning environments. Because of the ... More

    pp. 504-508

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  4. Sustaining elearning innovations

    Cathy Gunn, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

    The challenges of turning funded projects from elearning innovations into sustainable products and services have featured in the higher education literature for more than forty years. Various... More

    pp. 509-519

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  5. From funded project to sustainable product: elearning innovations in transition

    Cathy Gunn, The University of Auckland, New Zealand; Philip Uys, Charles Sturt University, Australia

    The transition from funded project to sustainable elearning innovation has been problematic for many years. Most elearning innovations rely on seed funding for a research and development phase that... More

    pp. 520-521

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  6. Teachers’ Beliefs and Use of ICTs in Malaysian Smart Schools: a case study

    Seri Rahayu Hamid, University of Queensland, Australia

    This preliminary study investigated Malaysian secondary Smart School teachers’ beliefs about ICTs and how they are used in their classrooms. Using a case study design, data were collected from... More

    pp. 522-525

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  7. Appropriating Online Social Networking (OSN) Activities for Higher Education: Two Malaysian Cases

    Shanton Chang & Sherah Kurnia, University of Melbourne, Australia; Suraya Hamid, University of Melbourne University of Malaya, Australia; Jenny Waycott, University of Melbourne, Australia

    Department of Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia & University of Malaya, Malaysia More

    pp. 526-538

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  8. Bridging the Gap between OER Initiative Objectives and OER User Needs in Higher Education

    Amal Hanna & Denise Wood, University of South Australia, Australia

    The Open educational resources (OER) movement is a new phenomenon in the field of education. Increasing use of Web 2.0 technologies along with growing competition between educational institutions... More

    pp. 539-551

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  9. Implementing e-learning: A migration story

    John Hannon, David Hirst & Matthew Riddle, La Trobe University, Australia

    pp. 557-561

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  10. Should we teach an old game new tricks?

    Mat Hardy & Sally Totman, Deakin University, Australia

    The Middle East Politics Simulation (MEPS) is a simulation of diplomacy and political tension in the Middle East. This online role-play exercise is aimed at providing students with an improved... More

    pp. 562-570

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  11. Merle Hearnes, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand; Judy Cockeram, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Gareth Schott, Waikato University, New Zealand; Tim Bell, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Deborah Corder & Ann Philpott, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand; Scott Diener, University of Auckland, New Zealand; David Parsons, Massey University, New Zealand; Garry Falloon, Waikato University, New Zealand; Mick Grimley & Niki Davis, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Alice U-Mackey, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand; Swee Kin Loke, University of Otago, New Zealand; Todd Cochrane, Wellington Institute of Technology, New Zealand; Clare Atkins, Nelson Marlborough Polytechnic, New Zealand

    The Virtual Worlds Working Group began with the DEHub research consortium in November 2009. In December 2010, New Zealand joined the VWWG. This paper highlights the current work of the NZ based... More

    pp. 571-579

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  12. Is reflective writing an enigma? Can preparing evidence for an electronic portfolio develop skills for reflective practice?

    Bronwyn Hegarty, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand

    Documenting reflective practice would be easier if practitioners were in agreement about the meaning of reflection for practice. Even though evidence exists to support the links between reflection,... More

    pp. 580-593

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  13. Using design principles to improve pedagogical practice and promote student engagement

    Jan Herrington, Murdoch University, Australia; Thomas Reeves, University of Georgia, United States

    Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology University of Georgia More

    pp. 594-601

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  14. Leading an evidence-based, multi-stakeholder approach to evaluating the implementation of a new online learning environment: an Australian institutional case study

    Dale Holt, Stuart Palmer & Mary Dracup, Deakin University, Australia

    An Australian institutional case study is presented on the evaluation approach being adopted for the implementation of a new online learning environment. Well conceived and inclusive evaluation is ... More

    pp. 602-612

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  15. Evidencing the development of distributed leadership capacity in the quality management of online learning environments (OLEs) in Australian higher education

    Dale Holt, Stuart Palmer, Judy Munro & James Quealy, Deakin University, Australia; Ian Solomonides & Maree Gosper, Macquarie University, Australia; Margaret Hicks, University of South Australia, Australia; Robert Hollenbeck, RMIT University, Australia

    The poster will present findings from the first year of a two-year nationally funded Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) project, Building distributed leadership in designing and... More

    pp. 613-615

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  16. Let’s talk - providing virtual ESL learning support from a distance

    Mareena Ilyas & Oriel Kelly, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand

    This paper describes the results of a pilot undertaken to find how suitable the Wimba virtual classroom option is in providing academic learning support from a central Learning Support Centre for... More

    pp. 616-621

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  17. Changing worlds: Virtual worlds for higher degree research, supervision and networking.

    Lisa Jacka, Southern Cross University, Australia; Sue Gregory, University of New England, United States; Frederick Stokes-Thompson, University of South Australia, Australia; Lindy McKeown Orwin, University of New England, United States; Helen Farley, University of Southern Queensland, Australia; Allan Ellis, Southern Cross University, Australia; Scott Grant, Monash University, Australia; Merle Hearns, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand

    The DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) consists of Australian and New Zealand higher education academics investigating the role that virtual worlds (VWs) play in the future of education. A... More

    pp. 622-623

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  18. Re-engineering for Australia’s engineering skill shortage

    Patrick James, Diana Quinn & Brenton Dansie, University of South Australia, Australia

    To address Australia’s engineering skills shortage, the University of South Australia has teamed with Open Universities Australia to create an online version of an approved Associate Degree in... More

    pp. 624-629

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  19. Can Tablet presented lectures promote engagement of first year bioscience students in lecture note-taking?

    Tom Jeavons, George Kotsanas & Judith Rochecouste, Monash University, Australia

    Lectures are one of the major teaching methods at University, but many academics are disillusioned about the value of lectures because of poor attendance and ineffective note-taking by students.... More

    pp. 630-632

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  20. Adoption of web and mobility technologies in a multicultural population of hospitality and leisure students: search for empirical evidence

    Claudette John, Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland; Ian Jenkins, STAR Les Roches Gruyères Univ. of Applied Science, Switzerland

    The aim of the research is to gather empirical evidence on the current use of Web 2.0 and mobile technology in the population of first semester international students. The evolution of usage over... More

    pp. 633-642

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