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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. What if student attrition was treated like an illness? An epidemiological model for learning analytics

    Jason Lodge, Griffith University, Australia

    pp. 822-825

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  2. E-books – a key to greater accessibility

    Andrew Lovell-Simons & Sharon Kerr, Macquarie University, Australia

    Macquarie University Accessibility Services – a unit of the Learning and Teaching Centre Macquarie University More

    pp. 826-828

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  3. Riding the seismic waves: re-blending teacher education in response to changing demands

    Julie Mackey, Des Breeze, Philippa Buckley & Nicki Dabner, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    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.... More

    pp. 829-839

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  4. ICT as learning media and research instrument: What eResearch can offer for those who research eLearning?

    Lina Markauskaite, The University of Sydney, Australia; Rob Phillips & Jan Herrington, Murdoch University, Australia; Shannon Kennedy-Clark & Vilaythong Southavilay, The University of Sydney; Peter Reimann, Educational Research Unit, MTO, Germany

    Integrating digital research methods for exploring collaborative decision -making patterns in a virtual learning environment More

    pp. 840-841

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  5. A perceptual training module for pilot instrument scans

    Lisa Wise & Benedict Williams, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Greg McLean, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia

    The current generation of young people have grown up with digital technologies and this has led to widespread consideration of how to use these technologies for education and training. We are... More

    pp. 842-846

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  6. Reinventing the 21st century educator: Social media to engage and support the professional learning of teachers Catherine McLoughlin Faculty of Education Australian Catholic University

    Catherine McLoughlin, Australian Catholic University, Australia

    Learning for the professions has grown beyond mere consumption of knowledge and become a knowledge creation process. The new effective teacher must think more about process than content, enabling... More

    pp. 847-851

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  7. Managing Large E-learning Development Initiatives: Lessons learnt from the Australian Flexible Learning Toolbox Project

    Mark McMahon, Edith Cowan University, Australia

    This paper reports on a research consultancy undertaken for the Flexible Learning Framework in reviewing management processes undertaken as part of Series 13 of Flexible Learning Toolboxes.... More

    pp. 852-856

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  8. Developing critical perspectives in a media saturated world: Using digital video clips to shape learning in marketing

    Cathi McMullen, Charles Sturt University, Australia

    This paper describes how digital video clips are being used to support the development of critical perspectives and greater awareness of the location of marketing practice in wider moral, social... More

    pp. 857-861

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  9. Evaluating E-portfolios for university learning: Challenges and Opportunities

    Margot McNeill & Andrew Cram, Macquarie University, Australia

    E-portfolios provide a web-based space where students can demonstrate their development of expertise in a wide range of skills and knowledge, whether in discipline knowledge or graduate... More

    pp. 862-873

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  10. Engagement at the Epicentre

    Antoine Monti, Susan Tull & Alan Hoskin, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Following the February 22nd, 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, Learning Advisors observed what happened to an institution forced to suddenly confront significant damage and loss of physical teaching... More

    pp. 874-879

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  11. The surprising truth about how metaphor motivates e- learners Lynette Nagel University of Pretoria South Africa

    Lynette Nagel, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Johannes Cronjé, Cape Peninsula Univ. of Technology South Africa, South Africa; Seugnet Blignaut Blignaut, North-West University, South Africa

    Motivation and engagement is hard to maintain in e-learning. Metaphor entertains and motivates participants in virtual environments. After teaching and researching several courses designed around... More

    pp. 880-890

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  12. Learner-generated content as a pedagogical change agent

    Vickel Narayan, Unitec, New Zealand

    While the affordance of Web 2.0 tools in enhancing learning and teaching is well documented, effective use of these tools still eludes most practitioners. New technologies are simply used to... More

    pp. 891-903

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  13. Benchmark yourself: Self-reflecting about online teaching

    Maria Northcote, Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia; Jack Seddon, Edith Cowan University, Australia; Philip Brown, Newbold College of Higher Education, United Kingdom

    Teachers need effective online teaching and course development skills to engage higher education students in meaningful, socially contextual, challenging and engaging learning experiences. To... More

    pp. 904-908

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  14. The Role of the Tutor in Online Learning

    Sheena O‘Hare, Curtin University, Australia

    This study investigates the beliefs of online tutors who participated in focus group interviews to discuss issues that impact on positive engagement within an online Bachelor of Education Degree.... More

    pp. 909-918

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  15. Equipping Lecturers for the iRevolution

    James D. Oldfield, Unitec, New Zealand; Thomas Cochrane, AUT, New Zealand

    In this paper we explore several critical factors influencing educational technology adoption including teaching staff buy-in and the critical nature of lecturer professional development within... More

    pp. 919-929

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  16. Academic analytics in a medical curriculum: enabling educational excellence

    Martin Olmos & Linda Corrin, University of Wollongong, Australia

    The developing field of academic analytics seeks to turn data from educational systems into actionable intelligence for the improvement of teaching and learning. This paper reports on the... More

    pp. 930-941

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  17. Multidiscipline Multi technologies: How can technology support allied health students from multiple disciplines increase their access to clinical training?

    Ian Olney, University Of Western Sydney, Australia

    This paper describes the current progress of a federally funded project that is attempting to provide a multidisciplinary approach to increasing the clinical training capacity of undergraduate... More

    pp. 942-946

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  18. Changing minds and transforming professional development...virtually

    Hazel Owen, Ethos Consultancy NZ, New Zealand

    Imagine a professional learning and development (PLD) approach designed to dovetail with what educators are doing in their classrooms and online – PLD that is accessible 24/7. Rather than asking... More

    pp. 958-962

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  19. An institutional study of the influence of ‘onlineness’ on student evaluation of teaching in a dual mode Australian university

    Stuart Palmer, Deakin University, Australia

    pp. 963-973

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  20. Tutor Accessibility Support Kit (TASK): A Suite of Staff Development Resources for Inclusive Online Learning Design

    Elaine Pearson, Steve Green & George Papadopoulos, Teesside University, United Kingdom

    Higher Education institutions around the world have seen a significant increase in the number of students with disabilities and it is evident that the needs of these students should be addressed.... More

    pp. 974-988

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