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

2010

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Number of papers: 158

  1. Using digital tools to connect learners: Present and future scenarios for citizenship 2.0

    Sultana Lubna Alam, University of Canberra, Australia; Catherine McLoughlin, Australian Catholic University, Australia

    With the adoption and integration of mobile and digital tools of the web 2.0 era, along with the scope and uptake of diverse and expanding social media, the higher sector education landscape is... More

    pp. 13-24

  2. A model for transformation: A transdisciplinary approach to disseminating good practice in blended learning in a science faculty

    Belinda Allen, Alan Crosky, Emma Yench, Louise Lutze-Mann, Peter Blennerhassett, Rebecca Lebard, Pall Thordarson & Krystyna Wilk, The University of New South Wales, Australia

    A project for the dissemination of blended learning design in the faculty of Science used a successful foundational course in materials engineering, where online and face-to-face components were... More

    pp. 36-48

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  3. Strategically maintaining online learning community in a postgraduate writing program

    Martin Andrew, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

    Building and maintaining online learning communities (OLCs) among learners of postgraduate writing is crucial to these students‘ investments in creating effective texts for assessment and possible ... More

    pp. 49-59

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  4. Why the student voice? The case for investigating the distance learners’ experience of ICT in distance education

    Trish Andrews & Belinda Tynan, The University of New England, Australia

    In recent years the student experience of higher education in general and distance education in particular has been strongly influenced by wide scale uptake of internet based learning approaches,... More

    pp. 60-64

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  5. Suburb as Site: Virtual collaborative learning for undergraduate photography

    Naomi Augar, Victoria University, Australia; Daniel Armstrong & Albert Goodman, Deakin University, Australia

    This paper describes a learning and teaching approach implemented in an undergraduate photography unit that is designed around a virtual collaborative experience. The approach was adopted several... More

    pp. 65-69

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  6. Technological innovation in action: Transforming the learning landscape for multi-locations through networked interactive whiteboards

    Tina Bavaro, University of Wollongong, Australia

    This paper commences to unpack the possibilities for the question: how can technologies transform the learning for our future regional teachers? Videoconference and interactive whiteboards are not ... More

    pp. 70-74

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  7. Indicators of engagement

    Colin Beer & Ken Clark, Central Queensland University, Australia; David Jones, Independent Scholar, Australia

    Student engagement has become synonymous with the measurement of teaching and learning quality at universities. The almost global adoption of learning management systems as a technical solution to ... More

    pp. 75-86

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  8. Crossing boundaries and creating new spaces through an integrated academic literacies project

    S. Bharuthram, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

    This paper reports on a study based on a project involving a collaborative partnership between an academic literacy lecturer, an information literacy expert, an e-learning instructional designer... More

    pp. 87-89

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  9. The Engineering ‘Hubs and Spokes’ project: Institutional cooperation in educational design and delivery

    Paul Compston, Lauren Kane & Kim Blackmore, Australian National University, Australia; Diana Quinn & David Cropley, University of South Australia, Australia

    The emergence of blended course techniques that embrace a combination of face-to-face and online learning environments offers a raft of opportunity for flexibility in education. While much writing ... More

    pp. 90-94

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  10. Using and evaluating publisher-supplied software: A case study of an undergraduate unit

    Yvette Blount & Margot McNeill, Macquarie University, Australia

    The availability of publisher supplied software products from publishers is becoming more common, yet there is little evidence in the literature about how these technologies can be utilised in... More

    pp. 95-107

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  11. Otago Virtual Hospital: medical students learning to notice clinically salient features

    Phil Blyth, Judith Swan & Swee-Kin Loke, University of Otago, New Zealand

    Part of learning to become a doctor involves learning to read or notice the world as a medical professional. Such identity formation can take place by participating in social practices within... More

    pp. 108-112

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  12. Is peer assessment of asynchronous group discussions fostering skills relevant to our future graduates?

    Stephane Bouchoucha & Helen Wozniak, Charles Darwin University, Australia

    The increasing use of peer assessment in higher education institutions, as well as its benefits in term of students’ learning is well documented. Distance education can be fraught with challenges, ... More

    pp. 113-118

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  13. Developing teachers’ understanding of molecular biology: Building a foundation for students

    Alex Parisky & Rachel Boulay, University of Hawaii, United States; Chris Campbell, EdD, The University ofNotre DameAustralia,Sydney Campus, Australia

    Molecular biology often uses participation in active research laboratories as a form of educational training. However, this approach to learning severely restricts access. As a way of addressing... More

    pp. 119-128

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  14. Blended reality: Issues and potentials in combining virtual worlds and face-to-face classes

    Matt Bower, Andrew Cram & Dean Groom, Macquarie University

    This paper describes issues and potentials related to blending virtual worlds and face-to-face environments for the purposes of learning and teaching. By streaming a live video feed of a face-to... More

    pp. 129-140

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  15. The wiki factor: Scaffolding online learning in groups

    Marie-Paule Van Damme & Charlotte Brack, Monash University, Australia

    We have used Web 2.0 technology to transform undergraduate group work, in higher education, preparing students for ways in which people will work together in the future. This was implemented within... More

    pp. 141-146

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  16. Pad-agogy: A quasi-experimental and ethnographic pilot test of the iPad in a blended mobile learning environment

    Jeffrey Brand & Shelley Kinash, Bond University, Australia

    Does student use of mobile technologies make a difference to their learning? Many educators make this claim. This research will test and report the learning outcomes, technology orientations,... More

    pp. 147-151

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  17. Our certain future? The transformation we have to have

    Janet Buchan, Charles Sturt University, Australia; Alastair Buchan, Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Australia

    Our future is not uncertain. What is certain that there will be a major transformation in the way people live and work, and our planet as we know it will become a very different place. Climate... More

    pp. 152-154

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  18. Entry into Valhalla: Transforming traditional legal ethics curricula through cost effective multimedia

    Des Butler, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    Traditional approaches to teaching legal ethics which focus primarily on the content of the professional rules lack the essential problem solving aspect essential to a proper appreciation of... More

    pp. 155-158

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  19. Digital forms of assessment: Assessing what counts, the performance

    Alistair Campbell, Edith Cowan University, Australia

    Future generations will look back at current assessment practices and wonder why it took so long to replace pen and paper assessment with quality digital forms of assessment. Digitization of the... More

    pp. 159-163

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  20. The use of social networking sites for foreign language learning: An autoethnographic study of Livemocha

    Cameron Clark & Paul Gruba, University of Melbourne, Australia

    Despite their spectacular growth in both daily life and mainstream education, little research to date has been conducted concerning the use of social networking sites in foreign language learning. ... More

    pp. 164-173

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