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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. An integrated Faculty model for engaging staff with online and blended learning

    Debbi Weaver & Sue Kokonis, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

    This paper reports on a faculty-wide implementation of an integrated model of professional development to enhance online teaching practice. A key aim was to draw on the thinking of key scholars,... More

    pp. 1281-1285

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  2. Using insider research to study teacher engagement with video conferencing in first-year classes

    Nicola Westberry, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    pp. 1286-1292

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  3. Building blended delivery capability in vocational educators: creating sustainability through scaffolding

    Linda Weterman & Oriel Kelly, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand

    pp. 1293-1297

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  4. Interactive white(board) elephants: A case of change mismanagement

    Eugene Willems, Mentor Australia, Australia; Julie Willems, University of New England, United States

    The introduction of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in secondary schools around Australia is currently being heavily promoted for the purposes of transforming the delivery of education through... More

    pp. 1298-1304

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  5. Equity: A key benchmark for students and staff in an era of changing demands, changing directions

    Julie Willems, University of New England, United States

    Educational equity is premised on the right of individuals to a higher education irrespective of their age, geographical location, gender, race, physical ability, or socio -economic background in... More

    pp. 1305-1318

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  6. i-Survive Project: Investigating the use of Internet-enabled mobile phones and social networking in disasters and emergencies

    Julie Willems, University of New England, United States

    The aim of the forthcoming i-Survive project is to evaluate the use of messages, images and videos sent by participating representatives of key community stakeholders during recent Australian and... More

    pp. 1319-1321

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  7. Mobile Technologies in the Field: iPads – Rescuer or Rescuee?

    Paula Williams, Wai-Leng Wong, Helen Webb & Sally Borbasi, Australian Catholic University, Australia

    pp. 1325-1331

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  8. The potentials and pitfalls of social networking sites such as Facebook in higher education contexts

    Julie Willems, University of New England, United States; Debra Bateman, Deakin University, Australia

    Popular social networking sites such as Facebook demonstrate an emerging opportunity for students and educators within formal higher education contexts to share ideas, celebrate creativity and... More

    pp. 1329-1331

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  9. Facebook in higher education promotes social but not academic engagement.

    Lisa Wise, Jason Skues & Benedict Williams, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

    Although there is evidence that academically successful students are engaged with their studies, it has proved difficult to define student engagement clearly. Student engagement is commonly... More

    pp. 1332-1342

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  10. EBooks as teaching strategy – preliminary investigation

    Kevin Wong, Ching Liong, Zhi-Xiu Lin, Michael Lower & Paul Lam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

    Besides serving as tools for leisure-reading and self-learning, eBooks can be effective in the facilitation of teaching and learning. Teachers can proactively make use of eBooks to faci litate... More

    pp. 1343-1352

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  11. Global English Corner: International conversations through Elluminate and WordPress

    Carolyn Woodley & Lisa Curran, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

    This paper reports on a pilot project undertaken by Victoria University (VU) with three partner universities in China (Sichuan University, Henan University and Liaoning University). The Global... More

    pp. 1353-1362

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  12. A rationalised curriculum of computer education for university students in natural sciences in China

    Heru Xue, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China; William W. Guo, Central Queensland University, Australia

    pp. 1363-1366

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  13. Recommendations for enhancing the quality of flexible online support for online teachers

    Andrew Yardy & Elizabeth Date-Huxtable, University of Newcastle, Australia

    pp. 1367-1371

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  14. Use of Asynchronous Online Discussion for 9 year-old pupils in A Science Classroom

    Lye Sze Yee, Beacon Primary School, Singapore

    Young pupils are generally very enthusiastic about Science and always want to share with their classmates what they know. However, there is no enough time for class room discussion for all to... More

    pp. 1372-1376

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  15. Augmented Reality for Learning Anatomy

    Soon-ja Yeom, University of Tasmania, Australia

    Learning anatomy requires students to memorise a great deal of information and contextualize this within the range of body functions. Visualising the relationships in three dimensions of various... More

    pp. 1377-1383

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