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Number of papers: 127

  1. Moving from ‘e’ to ‘d’: what does a digital university look like?

    Bill Johnston, University of Strathelyde; Sheila MacNeill, Glasgow Caledonian University

    This paper is based on a series of blog posts entitled “A Conversation around what it means to be a Digital University” (MacNeill, Johnston, 2012), which set out the authors ideas about the nature ... More

    pp. 442-445

  2. The IRAC framework: Locating the performance zone for learning analytics

    David Jones, University of Southern Queensland; Damien Clark & Colin Beer, CQ University

    It is an unusual Australian University that is not currently expending time and resources in an attempt to harness learning analytics. This rush, like prior management fads, is likely to face... More

    pp. 446-450

  3. A Pilot Trial of Social Media in a Technical Area

    Therese Keane, Swinburne University of Technology; Philip Branch, Swinburne university of Technology; Jason But, Swinburne University of Technology; Antonio Cricenti, Swinburne university of Technology; Dragi Klimovski, Swinburne University of Technology

    This paper reports on a project undertaken to trial social networking with Telecommunications students and staff from Swinburne University of Technology. Web 2:0 technologies including social... More

    pp. 451-455

  4. Evaluation of a MOOC pilot: impacts on pedagogical and technical design and dementia education research

    Jo-Anne Kelder, Carolyn King, Tony Carew, Jeremy O'Reilly, Andrew Robinson & James Vickers, University of Tasmania

    This paper presents the evaluation of the pilot of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called Understanding Dementia. The business case identified potential benefits of: ability to deliver high... More

    pp. 456-460

  5. An opportunity to support beginning teachers in the transition from higher education into practice

    Nick Kelly, The University of Southern Queensland, Australia

    This paper describes an approach for higher education institutions to support beginning teachers across the transition from pre-service into the profession. It presents the need for support with... More

    pp. 466-470

  6. Using a collaborative investigation and design strategy to support digital resource development in an online unit of study

    Shannon Kennedy-Clark, Australian Film Television and Radio School; Penny Wheeler, Australian Catholic University; Vilma Galstaun, University of Sydney

    This paper presents the research design and preliminary findings from a study on supporting online students in a collaborative design project. The Collaborative Investigation, Design, Evaluation... More

    pp. 471-476

  7. Emerging teachers’ conceptions about their current use of ICT in vocational education

    Shahadat Hossain Khan & Lina Markauskaite, The University of Sydney

    Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition, Faculty of Education and Social Work The University of Sydney More

    pp. 476-480

  8. “Hearing the thoughts of others”: Student voices and affordances of podcasting for learning

    Elaine Khoo, Dianne Forbes & E. Marcia Johnson, University of Waikato

    This paper reports on a qualitative case study exploring the affordances of student-generated podcasts. Findings from online focus groups with students indicated that podcasting was useful for... More

    pp. 481-486

  9. Mobile Learning at Charles Sturt University: Lessons learned from university-wide iPad trials in 2012

    Tim Klapdor & Phillip Uys, Charles Sturt University

    The mLearn Project at Charles Sturt University (CSU) started in 2011 as an initiative to explore mobile learning and its application and potential for the institution. This paper provides a meta... More

    pp. 487-497

  10. Factors to consider when designing writing groups for off- campus doctoral candidates

    Olga Kozar & Juliet Lum, Macquarie University

    In this paper, we outline factors to consider when organizing writing groups for off-campus doctoral candidates, identifying possible design options and the broader considerations that should... More

    pp. 498-502

  11. Assessing Collaboration in a Web-based Constructivist Learning Environment: A Malaysian Perspective

    Fui Theng Leow, INTI International University, Malaysia; Mai Neo, Multimedia University, Malaysia

    This paper focuses on studying the students’ collaborative processes within a web -based learning environment. A constructivist web -based learning environment was designed using Jonassen’s (1999) ... More

    pp. 503-513

  12. Issues Integrating Remote Laboratories into Virtual Worlds

    Tania Machet & David Lowe, The University of Sydney, Australia

    Laboratory work in education has long been recognised as providing real benefits to students. Increasingly, remotely accessible laboratories are being used for laboratory work in the sciences and... More

    pp. 521-525

  13. An online professional network to support teachers’ information and communication technology development

    Damian Maher, University of Technology, Sydney; Shukri Sanber, Australian Catholic University, Sydney; Leanne Cameron & Roger Vallance, Australian Catholic University

    This paper reports on an evaluation undertaken of the potential impact of a Network for Educators: the Pathways for Learning, Anywhere, Anytime (PLANE) website. The evaluation was undertaken in New... More

    pp. 526-530

  14. Does the use of the TPACK model enhance digital pedagogies: We don’t understand the present so how can we imagine the future?

    Dorit Maor, Murdoch University

    This paper reflects on the use of the TPACK model in e -learning courses to enhance students’ ability to use technology in their learning and later in their professions and to introduce the concept... More

    pp. 531-540

  15. Using the e-learning Maturity Model to Identify Good Practice in E-Learning

    Stephen Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington

    E-learning is a complex endeavor which presents significant challenges as the scale and complexity of different technologies and pedagogical models grows. The e -learning Maturity Model is a... More

    pp. 546-556

  16. An empirically-based, tutorial dialogue system: design, implementation and evaluation in a first year health sciences course.

    Jenny McDonald, Alistair Knott, Sarah Stein & Richard Zeng, University of Otago

    This paper presents one possible approach to providing individualised and immediate feedback to students' written responses to short-answer questions. The classroom context for this study is a... More

    pp. 562-572

  17. Engaging online students through the gamification of learning materials: The present and the future.

    Naomi McGrath & Leopold Bayerlein, University of New England

    The benefits of gamification in learning and instructional design to help engage and improve student learning online are investigated in this paper. The use of scenario-based learning and alternate... More

    pp. 573-577

  18. A window into lecturers’ conversations: With whom are they speaking about technology and why does it matter?

    Negin Mirriahi, University of New South Wales

    With the rapid rise in interest in open and online education and flexible learning initiatives across the higher education sector, senior administrators are establishing stra tegies and policies... More

    pp. 578-587

  19. Mobile learning and professional development: Future building academic work in higher education

    Maxine Mitchell & Shirley Reushle, University of Southern Queensland

    Educators use social media to enrich student learning experiences in the classroom and use personal mobile devices to extend their workplace and productivity across time and space. As learning... More

    pp. 588-596

  20. The current use of ICT by novice female teachers in Saudi primary schools and their perceived training needs

    Ensaf Al Mulhim, University of Plymouth

    The overall focus of this study is ICT in primary schools in Saudi Arabia, in particular the use made of ICT by novice female primary school teachers. This represents the first phase of a study... More

    pp. 597-601