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Changing relationship: Who is the learner and who is the teacher in the online educational landscape?
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 24, No. 5 (Jan 01, 2008)
This article focuses on the special role of students as discussion leaders and their engagement in the facilitation of online discussion in relation to the teacher's role. The methodology combined quantitative data of students' frequency behaviour...
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 4247–4252
This paper explores whether the source for cognitive attributes is in teacher-student interactions or student-student interactions. Quantitative data analysis suggests that there is no conclusive answer. However, there was a higher-level of...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2000 (April 2000)
This study explored the use of an inquiry-based interactive multimedia program to identify the process by which students' higher order thinking skills developed in a science classroom. Videotapes of students' interactions with computers were...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3642–3649
The use of online pedagogy within universities is increasing. However, this expansion is not accompanied by an associated an increase in investment in lecturers' pedagogy to assist them in the transition. At present, lecturers lack the tools to...
Topics: Educational Technology
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2007 (2007) pp. 611–623
Educational Media International Vol. 40, No. 1 (2003) pp. 127–37
Discusses the lecturer's role as facilitator in a higher education online unit using computer mediated communication that was designed for science and mathematics teachers who were geographically and socially isolated. The goal was to create a...
Development and Formative Evaluation of a Multimedia Program Using Interpretive Research Methodology
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 20, No. 1 (2001) pp. 75–97
This article describes how formative evaluation provided by students and teachers interacting with a multimedia program led to the modification of the program design. The program was developed by a team at Curtin University in Western Australia. ...
Development of Student Inquiry Skills: A Constructivist Approach in a Computerized Classroom Environment
A study investigated the extent to which students' inquiry skills can be facilitated through the use of a computerized science database (Birds of the Antarctica) and specially designed curriculum materials. Much attention was given in the program to ...
Using reflective diagrams in professional development with university lecturers: A developmental tool in online teaching
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (2006) pp. 133–145
The use of online technology within universities is increasing. However, this expansion is not accompanied by an associated increase in investment in lecturers' pedagogical knowledge to assist them in the transition. The major challenge now is to...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 2958–2963
In this paper I focused on the special role of discussion leaders and their engagement in the facilitation of online discussions in comparison to the online teacher. The methodology combined quantitative data of students’ frequency behaviour with...
A Teacher Professional Development Program on Using a Constructivist Multimedia Learning Environment
Learning Environments Research Vol. 2, No. 3 (1999) pp. 307–30
Describes a professional development program using interactive multimedia workshops to develop teachers' understanding of a constructivist epistemology in science education. Discusses teachers' perceptions; how they changed their classroom practices;...
Does the use of the TPACK model enhance digital pedagogies: We don’t understand the present so how can we imagine the future?
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2013 (2013) pp. 531–540
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 of digital pedagogies. To maximize students’...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2012 (November 2012)
This paper outlines the planned research into the use of an ePortfolio Environment to support the development of reflection in pre-service teachers. Reflection is a key skill for teachers to possess as they continue to learn into the future. It is a ...
Understanding the Quality of Students’ Interactions through Computer Conferencing in Higher Education from the Social Constructivist Perspective
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 730–735
This paper discusses the processes of interactions among learners in higher education through computer conferencing, and provides information regarding the quality of their learning experience. In order to investigate this phenomena, the social...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 914–919
In traditional approaches to professional development, much effort has been devoted to enhancement of the use of technology. However, the challenge now is to encourage the use of pedagogically-sound technologies. In this paper we discuss models of...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research
This paper discusses the processes of interaction among learners in higher education using a model of content analysis to examine their social construction of knowledge through computer-mediated communications. Using qualitative content analysis...
Engagement in Professional Online Learning: A Situative Analysis of Media Professionals Who Did Not Make It
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 95–117
This article discusses the multi-faceted challenges experienced by professionals embarking on professional development online. It is argued that the barriers to successful completion identified in the literature reflect the complex, overlapping, and ...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 15, No. 1 (2004) pp. 5–32
This article discusses the processes of interaction among learners in higher education using a model of content analysis to examine their social construction of knowledge through computer-mediated communications. We examined students' conference...
Pipe dreams or digital dreams: Technology, pedagogy and content knowledge in the vocational educational and training sector
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2013 (2013) pp. 647–651
Regional Australia provides fertile ground for the integration of online technologies to support the vocational education and training (VET) sector. This paper examines teachers’ beliefs about teaching with technology in a regional VET institute....
A critical overview of instruments and approaches for assessing the effectiveness of online teaching
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 1662–1668
The paper seeks to explore and critically evaluate extant research on effective e-learning and to ask whether it is aligned to what we know about good teaching. Several online evaluation instruments are investigated by examining the criteria they...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2606–2610
Can professional development be achieved online using a web-based technologies and what are the design challenges? In this paper we review a range of approaches and models to create a taxonomy of types of professional development for tertiary...
Topics: Professional Development
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (Oct 09, 2012) pp. 1274–1279
ePortfolios are increasingly used throughout all levels of education around the world. To date, this is primarily as an assessment tool. Many of the open source and commercially available platforms, provide the opportunity for educators within these ...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2586–2593
This paper proposes qualitative methods for evaluating the quality and process of online learning. We argue that in order to adequately evaluate and understand how students share multiple perspectives, negotiate meaning and construct new...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 1393–1398
The paper examines the role of online resources for environmental technology management (ETM) learning by examining major influential websites, such as that of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the International Institute...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 3498–3504
This paper describes an attempt to design an e-learning course within a framework that combines theoretical underpinnings with pedagogy and content knowledge. It focuses on how a university lecturer can facilitate learning that integrates...
Australian Science Teachers Journal Vol. 40, No. 4 (1994) pp. 65–70
This study focused on students' development of inquiry skills in a computerized learning environment. Seven Year-11 classes (n=120) interacted with a computerized database, "Birds of Antarctica," and curriculum materials while the teacher used an...
An Online Questionnaire for Evaluating Students' and Teachers' Perceptions of Constructivist Multimedia Learning Environments
Research in Science Education Vol. 35, No. 2 (September 2005) pp. 221–244
The purpose of this article is to describe the development, validation and use of the "Constructivist Multimedia Learning Environment Survey" (CMLES). This questionnaire assesses teachers' and students' perceptions of the learning environment when...
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Vol. 32, No. 8 (1995) pp. 839–54
Interactions with a scientific database of 2 classes of grade 11 students were monitored and teachers' epistemologies were examined. Results suggest that the computer itself does not facilitate inquiry learning; the teacher's epistemology is a key...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 25, No. 1 (January 2017) pp. 61–89
Hospitalised students cannot attend their regular schools and as a result their educational progress and development can suffer. In an attempt to address this, hospital schools provide learning support, including teachers, that assists students to...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 48, No. 3 (May 2017) pp. 802–813
The purpose of this research is to unpack and learn from the experiences of teachers who deliver courses to remote secondary school students by videoconference. School districts are using videoconferencing to connect students and teachers who are...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 23, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2007)
Over the last few years, the higher education and the vocational education and training sectors have increased the number of online learning courses available for professionals. Yet, research on e-learning opportunities for professionals has not...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 997–1007
The analysis of student access to learning management systems and web-based lecture capture systems is a growing area of interest for teachers in higher education wishing to improve the student learning experience. The data trails left by students...
Scaffolding Students’ Reflection in an ePortfolio-based Learning Environment: Interaction with the Technology
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 1339–1348
e-Portfolios have the potential not only to act as repositories for student artefacts, but to provide a powerful tool for reflection in learning. This paper details a study within a doctoral project that investigated the use of an ePortfolio to...
Issues in Educational Research Vol. 23, No. 2 (2013) pp. 227–241
Over the past few decades there has been a substantial swing among higher education practitioners towards a more constructivist approach to learning. Nevertheless, it is still evident that many instructivist models are widely used in both classroom...
The Effectiveness of Assistive Technologies for Children with Special Needs: A Review of Research-Based Studies
European Journal of Special Needs Education Vol. 26, No. 3 (2011) pp. 283–298
Assistive technologies are often promoted to schools, parents and educators as tools to assist students with special needs by providing a compensatory value, to remediate learning problems and to promote personal independence. These technologies...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 2861–2867
In this paper we describe the use of learning analytics to provide indicators of students’ behaviour in technology-enhanced learning environments. We first provide an overview of the emerging field of learning analytics, and then describe a learning-...