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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. Determining higher education student attitudes towards engaging with online academic writing skills programs

    Lou Siragusa, Curtin University, Australia

    The Learning Centre at Curtin University has recently released its academic writing skills programs in an online format which in 2010 had attracted over 3000 hits from students. In order to... More

    pp. 1136-1146

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  2. Start me up! Equity & engagement using e-learning

    Fran Skilton & Penny Dugmore, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

    In 2010 Unitec launched an institution-wide eLearning strategy as part of a reconceptualised approach to teaching and learning. In response the library embarked on two action research projects... More

    pp. 1147-1150

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  3. Equity in Group Work Methodologies

    Simon Smith, Eleanor Peirce & Mario Ricci, The University of Adelaide, Australia

    Collaboration is a necessary graduate attribute and is regarded as an effective way to increase learning and understanding. Technologies in education have vastly extended the opportunity for... More

    pp. 1151-1156

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  4. Beyond the simple codes: QR codes in education

    Simon So, Hong Kong Institute of Education, China

    As mobile technologies become increasingly prominent in our daily lives, mobile tagging with QR (Quick Response) codes in the business sector is prevalently in many parts of the world. However, we ... More

    pp. 1157-1162

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  5. Why should I use this? Adopting a social network site in tertiary education

    Natalie Spence, Macquarie University, Australia

    pp. 1162-1166

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  6. Engaging the online learner: Student reactions to the use of audio podcasts in off campus courses

    Maria Spies, Australian College of Applied Psychology, Australia

    The topic of high attrition rates in distance courses is well documented (Holder, 2007; Patterson & McFadden, 2009) and a lack of personal interaction and support are cited as contributing factors ... More

    pp. 1167-1177

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  7. A portrait of evaluation studies of learning technology innovations 2005-2010: Addressing the elephant in the room

    Caroline Steel, The University of Queensland, Australia; Cathy Gunn, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

    pp. 1178-1183

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  8. Working together – the benefits of student-staff partnerships in supporting moves towards personal learning

    Sandra Stewart & Carole Hunter, Charles Sturt University, Australia

    Personal learning is a complex terrain for students to navigate, and one that transcends discipline and cohort boundaries. This paper reflects on the introduction of a forum to promote, encourage... More

    pp. 1184-1189

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  9. Facilitating the ability of graduates to articulate their employability skills through the use of a 3D virtual learning environment

    Frederick Stokes-Thompson & Denise Wood, University of South Australia, Australia; Sheila Scutter, James Cook University, Australia

    pp. 1190-1200

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  10. 21C to 700 B.C in a swipe: The Classics meet iPad

    Scott Symonds, Andrew Rowatt, Andrew Jamieson, Gina Salapata, Susan Abasa & Sita Venkateswar, Massey University, New Zealand

    The Tanya Jermaine collection of Greek vase reproductions was purchased by the Massey University School of History, Philosophy and Classics through an alumni donation in 2010. The collection was... More

    pp. 1201-1203

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  11. Distributed leadership for integration of information and communication technology (ICT) in schools

    Seng-Chee Tan & Ong Kian-Keong Aloysius, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    This study investigated the distributed leadership practices and system differentiation strategy in technology integration among three Singapore schools. These schools have achieved different... More

    pp. 1204-1214

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  12. One-to-one Computing: Considerations and issues for the Higher Education Sector

    Miriam Tanti & Leanne Cameron, Australian Catholic University, Australia

    As a direct result of the Australian Government's Digital Education Revolution Program (DER), many of the school leavers soon to enter the Higher Education sector will be accustomed to a one-to-one... More

    pp. 1215-1220

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  13. Technological pedagogical differences in the teaching of English and Mathematics in a primary school

    Lee Yong Tay, Beacon Primary School, Singapore; Siew Khiaw Lim, Beacon Primary School, Singapore; Cher Ping Lim, Hong Kong Institute of Education, China

    This case study research attempts to examine the difference in technological pedagogical approaches adopted by teachers in the teaching of English and Mathematics in a school in Singapore. The... More

    pp. 1221-1226

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  14. A Multivariate Survey Analysis: Evaluation of Technology Integration in Teaching Statistics

    Abdellatif Tchantchane & Pauline Carolyne Fortes

    Teaching and learning in higher education has been influenced by the rapid rate of innovation in technology. We have experimented with the integration of technology in our foundation Statistics... More

    pp. 1227-1238

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  15. Is anybody there? Bootstrapping attendance with engagement

    Donna Teague & Malcolm Corney, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    The report card for the introductory programming unit at our university has historically been unremarkable in terms of attendance rates, student success rates and student retention in both the unit... More

    pp. 1239-1243

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  16. Englishmen in New York: Redefining academic publishing in digital spaces

    Sarah Thorneycroft, University of New England, United States

    While the internet, culture and technology have been reshaping publishing and information medi a for years, academic publishing and scholarship still functions within a model that is effectively... More

    pp. 1244-1249

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  17. Online Community Engagement through Simplicity, Relevance and Connection

    Susan Tull, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    This paper reports on the first stage of a phased approach to the development of an intervention which aims to support adult literacy educators in developing e-learning for their learners. The... More

    pp. 1250-1254

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  18. A 2010 Snapshot of Educational Technology use by Teaching Staff of Charles Sturt University

    Philip Uys, Barney Dalgarno, Lauren Carlson, Andrea Crampton & Jacquie Tinkler, Charles Sturt University, Australia

    This paper presents a snapshot of Charles Sturt University teaching staff attitudes towards and usage of technologies for teaching and learning, drawing on an institution wide online questionnaire ... More

    pp. 1255-1269

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  19. My teacher is an Android: Engaging learners through an Android application

    Lyndon Walker, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

    pp. 1270-1274

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  20. The move to Moodle: Perspective of academics in a College of Business

    Robyn Walker, Mark Brown, Helen Hughes & Chris Moore, Massey University, New Zealand

    This paper describes the results of a survey among academics in the College of Business at an Australiasian university in the aftermath of a move to Moodle. The survey aimed to gather evidence of... More

    pp. 1275-1280

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