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ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference

2008

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Number of papers: 170

  1. Enabling authentic cross-disciplinary learning through a scaffolded assignment in a blended environment

    Anne Abraham & Hazel Jones

    pp. 1-10

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  2. Construct validity and reliability of the Hybrid e-Training questionnaire

    Rosseni Din, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; Mohamad Shaundin Zakaria, Center For General Studies; Khairul Anwar Mastor & Mohamed Amin Embi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

    Hybrid E-Training has become prevalent in the field of computer and educational technology for both who are in the field and not exactly in the field. We were interested to examine how well was the... More

    pp. 1-4

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  3. Spatialities and online teaching: To, from and beyond the academy

    Reem Al-Mahmood, University of Melbourne; Reem Al-Mahmood

    “Hello! Is anyone out there?” might be the echo of many an online lecturer, but perhaps a louder echo might be in the question “Hello! Where are you in the educational landscape?” For our locations... More

    pp. 11-22

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  4. Communities in practice: A community dimension for the UNSW Learning & Teaching Exchange

    Belinda Allen, Giedre Kligyte, Mike Bogle & Rosalyn Pursey

    An online learning and teaching exchange, integrating a range of communities of practice with a showcase of good practice, and the tools to develop sound teaching approaches - it sounds a fine... More

    pp. 23-34

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  5. Acting with integrity online: Some questions for educators

    Bill Anderson & Mary Simpson

    Online sites support complex discourses and multiple relationships; they cross physical, cultural and linguistic boundaries. In a discussion of the practices and welfare of staff and students we... More

    pp. 35-39

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  6. Rich media technologies and uncertain futures: Developing sustainable, scalable models

    Trish Andrews, The University of Queensland; Robyn Smyth, The University of New England; Richard Caladine, The University of Wollongong; Trish Andrews, Robyn Smyth, Belinda Tynan, Deb Vale & Richard Caladine

    Rich media technologies are commonly defined as technologies that enable users to engage in interactive communication, with the ability to see, hear and interact with multiple communication streams... More

    pp. 36-40

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  7. Teaching IT professional practice with virtual teams

    Naomi Augar & Annegret Goold, Deakin University; Naomi Augar & Annegret Goold

    The ability to communicate effectively as part of a virtual team working in the online environment is a valuable skill to have in the modern e-workplace. Such skills can be difficult to develop in ... More

    pp. 41-44

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  8. Paperless assignments: Moving forward or marking time?

    Sandra Barker, University of South Australia; Sandra Barker, Brenton Fiedler & Philip Johnson

    The advent of technology in the 1990s was seen as having the potential to revolutionise electronic management of student assignments. While there were advantages and More

    pp. 45-55

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  9. Measuring the teaching presence of online faculty in a blended program for entrepreneurs

    Kanishka Bedi, Universitas 21 Global and Indian Institute; Kanishka Bedi

    Blended programs have gained immense popularity due to the synergy derived out of online and face-to-face pedagogies. However, in blended programs, at times students tend to compare the utility and... More

    pp. 56-65

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  10. Exploring contributions to scholarship in e-learning: Weighing up the evidence

    Robyn Benson, Monash University; Gayani Samarawickrema, Deakin University; Robyn Benson & Gayani Samarawickrema

    Recent views on the scholarship of teaching and learning have conceptualised the work of teachers as a form of inquiry, drawing on scholarly discourse about teaching and learning and communicating ... More

    pp. 66-70

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  11. Building community: Introducing ePortfolios in university education

    Meaghan Botterill, Garry Allan & Sally Brooks

    This paper reports on the introduction of a trial of an ePortfolio product at an enterprise level at RMIT University. The work has been undertaken as part of RMIT’s strategic e- Learning... More

    pp. 71-74

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  12. E-teachers collaborating: Process based professional development for e-teaching

    Stephen Bright, Bethlehem Tertiary Institute; Stephen Bright

    This paper is the final report on this research project as required by the ASCILITE research grant conditions and outlines the research project background, rationale and methodology, and discusses ... More

    pp. 75-83

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  13. Beauty and blended learning: E-learning in vocational programs

    Melanie Brown, Waikato Institute of Technology; Melanie Brown

    This case study set out to discover how the provision of blended learning focussing on course essential vocabulary, affected students in a module of Diploma of Beauty and Spa Therapies at the... More

    pp. 84-88

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  14. Achieving academic engagement? The landscape for educational technology support in two UK institutions

    Tom Browne, University of Exeter; Martin Jenkins, University of Gloucestershire; Tom Browne & Martin Jenkins

    Drawing on results from a Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA) 2008 survey of technology enhanced learning use in UK universities, this paper highlights support issues ... More

    pp. 89-94

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  15. Online assessment at CSU: Snapshots in time

    Janet Buchan, Charles Sturt University; Janet Buchan

    This poster proposal uses snapshots in time to follow the progress of online assessment at Charles Sturt University. Snapshots into the scholarly use of learner oriented online assessment are... More

    pp. 95-96

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  16. A decade of change @ CSU 1999 – 2009

    Janet Buchan & Philip Uys, Charles Sturt University

    This poster depicts the progression of multimedia learning resource development and related systems at Charles Sturt University (CSU) over the last 10 years from ad hoc audio and visual production ... More

    pp. 97-99

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  17. Tools for survival in a changing educational technology environment

    Janet Buchan, Charles Sturt University; Janet Buchan

    This conference provides a unique opportunity to capture a snapshot in time of where we are in the educational technology landscape. Landscape denotes static, a snapshot in time. However, the... More

    pp. 100-109

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  18. The transformative potential of the DiAL-e framework: Crossing boundaries, pushing frontiers

    Kevin Burden, The University of Hull, United Kingdom; Simon Atkinson, Massey University, New Zealand; Kevin Burden & Simon Atkinson

    This paper investigates the responses and impact upon a group of adult learners (educators) to a novel framework for the use of digital artefacts in tertiary education settings (the Digital... More

    pp. 110-120

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  19. Evaluating pedagogical affordances of media sharing Web 2.0 technologies: A case study

    Kevin Burden, The University of Hull, United Kingdom; Simon Atkinson, Massey University, New Zealand

    This short paper describes a small, ongoing case study exploring how the affordances of a media sharing Web 2.0 application (VoiceThread) can be evaluated for its pedagogical value. Web 2.0... More

    pp. 121-125

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  20. Air Gondwana: Teaching negotiation skills by utilising virtual worlds for an authentic learning experience

    Des Butler, Queensland University of Technology

    The first year subjects Contracts A and Contracts B at the Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Law are assigned the task of teaching the skill of negotiation at a basic level as part as ... More

    pp. 126-127

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