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Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 1581–1590
The popularity of user-generated content in Virtual Worlds provides educators with an extensive range of 3D immersive resources. Some of the issues for educators are how to find the resources and how to evaluate whether they will be effective for a...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 1186–1194
Models abound in learning and development yet few have addressed the need for a maturity model for corporate learning that describes the unique methods and designs that can deliver competitive advantage through learning and performance. Such a model ...
Topics: Developmental Stages
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 543–563
For organisations with hierarchical management and training cultures, e-learning provides opportunities for standardising content, delivery, and course management while challenging traditional teacher-student relationships. This research based case...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 828–834
Teachers have always been required to work within the classroom spaces provided to them. The bricks and mortar of industrial age classroom structures often dictate pedagogical modes that are not always the best for learners or for the concepts being ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2887–2895
As educational technologies evolve and become available they create opportunities and challenges for university teachers. Once potential improvements are identified they often need to be implemented incrementally and carefully evaluated. The...
Enhancing the convenience and flexibility of student learning options: Using recorded audiographic Web conferencing sessions.
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3036–3041
This paper provides data to support the popular current contention that universities need to, and can provide students with more flexible access to resources and learning options by taking advantage of the rapid rate of adoption of online...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 957–964
An organisation's eLearning culture is influenced by the traditional training culture and perceived relevance of eLearning opportunities. For organisations with hierarchical and authoritarian management and training structures, eLearning provides...
Understanding Australian First Year University Students’ Experiences of Teaching and Learning Technologies
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 11, No. 3 (June 2012) pp. 267–279
** Invited as a paper from E-Learn 2009 ** Access to information and communication technologies can enable academics to design courses with learning opportunities that bring together and engage students from diverse backgrounds and locations. For...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5195–5203
A Learning Environment Maturity Model (LEMM) is a necessary tool for optimising any organisation’s learning and performance systems strategy. Many current learning architectures and supporting systems are still predicated on pre-Web models which...
The Effect of Technological Paradigm Shifts on Established Educational Technologies: A Case Study of Audiographics
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 1163–1168
Audiographics technologies enjoyed a period of relatively widespread use and progressive refinement in the early to mid 1990's. Their growth and development was however paralleled by the growth and development of the Internet and the World Wide Web. ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 812–819
As yet there is no comprehensive theory to inform how the various elements of e-learning environments, such as design, implementation and delivery can be understood and optimised. A major study of the introduction of e-learning into the Australian...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 1240–1247
Three stages can be identified in the evolution of audiographic technologies. Over the last two decades staff at Southern Cross University have made use of this technology during each of its developmental stages. In 2005 and 2006 the School of...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 4930–4937
In the space of a decade the Australian Army has moved from developing its first CD-ROM training package (Army Doctrine Electronic Library - ADEL), to the establishment of a series of technology-based Regional Training Centres using staff produced...
Transdisciplinary Educational Design: Creating a Structured Space for Critical Reflection on E-learning Assessment Practices
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 4924–4931
Many academic staff are experiencing the multiple challenges and pressures of increased teaching loads, e-learning design and developments, ongoing research including the scholarship of teaching, as well as fiscal accountability. No wonder most...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3047–3055
Universities are under increasing pressure to provide flexible learning environments that allow for increased student choice and in so doing provide for more individualized, independent learning. Data is presented from an 7 year longitudinal review ...
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 5, No. 4 (1999) pp. 387–399
The successful provision of instructor support requires not just an appreciation of online pedagogical issues and current web-based teaching and learning tools but a familiarity with institutional policies, an awareness of available resources, an...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 445–454
The successful operation of virtual world teaching, learning and social environments requires careful planning and management. This involves controlling a range of factors including entry, building and object permissions, role responsibilities,...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6369–6376
Researching the factors influencing e-learning effectiveness is a complex and contentious task due to the dynamic, complex and interrelated factors in education and training environments. A recent major study of the Australian Army's use of e...
First Year University Students’ Access, Usage and Expectations of Technology: An Australian Pilot Study
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 2539–2546
Abstract: In recent years, reports in the popular press have highlighted the rapid take-up of Web 2.0 type tools that support social networking, collaboration and information access. Also, there have been calls for universities to be more innovative ...
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (2000) pp. 170–175
Throughout the developed world there exist many Science Centres that aim to introduce people of all ages to Science and Technology. These Centres have as their brief the promotion of a greater understanding of Science and Technology in relation to...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1636–1637
The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in Australia is coming under increasing pressure, both nationally and internationally, to deliver courses in flexible ways that incorporate the latest in information and communications technologies...
Learning in context: Moving courses from 2D Web-based materials to simulated 3D virtual-world environments
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 933–942
Abstract: Undergraduates in accounting courses need to develop skills in defining problems, gathering and evaluating information, and developing and implementing solutions, not simply using textbook case studies but in complex, real-world settings...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) p. 466
International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 31, 2006) pp. 15–26
The Australian government funded a variety of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) programs throughout regional Australia through its Networking the Nation (NTN) program. The Community Technology Centre @ New South Wales (CTC@NSW) was one ...