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

2009

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Number of papers: 174

  1. Blended spaces, different places: Getting the blend of ingredients right in a cross-cultural learning context

    Anne Abraham, University of Western Sydney

    As an increasing number of tertiary institutions are providing more blended learning spaces in an increasingly diverse cross-cultural space, it is imperative that the appropriate ingredients are... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. An examination of learning design descriptions in an existing learning design repository

    Shirley Agostinbo, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer, Jennifer Jones, Lisa Kosta & Barry Harper, University of Wollongong

    The past decade has seen a significant expansion of flexible learning in higher education as new communication technologies have broadened the scope and potential for online learning. With this... More

    pp. 11-19

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  3. An examination of learning design descriptions in an existing learning design repository

    pp. 11-19

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  4. Blogs as protected spaces for language learners

    Antonie Alm

    This paper discusses the idea of blogs as protected spaces for language learners. Gumbrecht (2004) suggested that blogging provides the writer with more control over the communication episode and... More

    pp. 20-24

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  5. Investigating online museum exhibits and personal cognitive learning preferences

    Asmidah Alwi & Elspeth McKay, School of Business Information Technology RMIT University

    Web-based technologies offer opportunities to enhance the design of online learning environments. As a result, many museums around the world are now adopting ICT tools that emphasise the use of Web... More

    pp. 25-34

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  6. Introducing a learning repository using a blended professional development approach

    Gail Fluker, Leanne Ngo, Mary Dracup & Patricia McCormick, Deakin University

    This paper outlines the professional development program used to introduce a learning repository at Deakin University. Providing appropriate, timely and effective professional development programs ... More

    pp. 35-39

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  7. Teaching statistics using a blended approach: Integrating technology-based resources

    Norhayati Baharun & Anne Porter, University of Wollongong

    This paper presents the results of a study investigating the use of face-to-face components of teaching and technology-based resources in teaching statistics via a blended approach. The student... More

    pp. 40-48

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  8. Social networks adapting pedagogical practice: SNAPP

    Aneesha Bakharia, Elizabeth Heathcote & Shane Dawson

    This poster details the development of a tool that integrates with common commercial and open source Learning Management Systems (LMS) to deliver real-time social network visualisations of... More

    pp. 49-51

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  9. Seventeen years in the evolution of an online instructor’s views about ICT innovation

    John Barnett, The University of Western Ontario, Canada

    This paper is a narrative account of the author’s online learning first as a student then as an instructor from 1992 to the present with specific attention to the years from 1999 to 2009. During... More

    pp. 52-59

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  10. The indicators project identifying effective learning: Adoption, activity, grades and external factors

    Colin Beer, David Jones & Ken CLark, Central Queensland University

    Learning management systems have become almost ubiquitous as a technical solution to elearning within universities. Extant literature illustrates that LMS system logs, along with other IT systems... More

    pp. 60-70

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  11. Journey with the students towards exploring the potential of Tablet PCs in learning

    Madhumita Bhattacharya, Massey University

    This paper discusses the ways Tablet PCs were used for in and out of class activities in undergraduate courses. Examples from different subject areas and different types of activities are quoted.... More

    pp. 71-73

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  12. Use of the Bonedoc DHS simulator by fifth year medical students: A pilot study

    Phil Blyth & Prerna Sehgal, Otago University

    To date virtual reality simulations of operative procedures have been extensively tested and utilised by advanced surgical trainees. The increasing number of medical students has meant that the... More

    pp. 74-80

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  13. Where are the learning spaces on the scientific inquiry landscape?

    Anna Boin & Kristine Elliott, The University of Melbourne; Helen Irving, Monash University; Elizabeth Johnson, Latrobe University; Victor Galea, The University of Queensland

    Today’s science graduates are more likely to become scientists without postgraduate research training, yet they seldom possess the skills to work as scientists. There is therefore a need for... More

    pp. 81-90

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  14. Developing online training materials in molecular biology: Enhancing hands-on lab skill

    Rachel Boulay, Cynthia Anderson & Alex Parisky, University of Hawaii; Chris Campbell, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus

    A well-accepted form of educational training offered in molecular biology is participation in active research laboratories. However, this approach to learning severely restricts access. Addressing ... More

    pp. 91-95

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  15. Using Learning Activity Management Systems (LAMS) with pre-service secondary teachers: An authentic task

    pp. 96-103

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  16. Using 3D-virtual worlds to teach decision-making

    pp. 104-109

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  17. Exploring the R2D2 model for online learning activities to teach academic language skills

    pp. 110-115

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  18. E-portfolios using mobile phones and social networking sites: Workplace skill acquisition and identity formation

    pp. 116-118

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  19. Bachelor of Professional Communication learning network: Creating an online community for lifelong learning

    pp. 119-126

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  20. E-learning in industry: Case studies from New Zealand

    pp. 127-136

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