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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. Shades of Grey: Playing games in the classroom to enhance student learning

    James D. Oldfield & Andrew Slessor, Unitec New Zealand

    Although the use of games in education is not new, the recent enhancements to game functionality through technology advancements have led to opportunities for significant changes to teaching and... More

    pp. 705-715

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  2. OT’s Collaborating in IT: A team approach to improving learning and teaching using a staged implementation of technology

    Ian Olney, Rosalind Bye & Michelle Bissett, University Of Western Sydney

    Staff development is often conducted away from the workplace and in a hit and miss way where academic staff are given a 'dose of development' and then required to go back to their School or Faculty... More

    pp. 716-720

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  3. Constructionist principles in online teacher professional development: Robotics and hands-on activities in the Classroom

    Nathaniel Ostashewski & Susan Moisey, Athabasca University; Doug Reid, Wayfinder Education Group

    This report explores the first iteration of a teacher professional development Courselet grounded in constructionist theory and activities. A design-based research approach guided this continuing... More

    pp. 721-729

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  4. iTeach, iDance: Using the iPad in the body-kinesthetic teaching context

    Nathaniel Ostashewski, Athabasca University; Doug Reid, Wayfinder Education Group

    This session explores a particular classroom application of the iPad and extends ongoing research on pedagogical applications of mobile multimedia databases in the physical education classroom. In ... More

    pp. 730-732

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  5. University teachers’ conceptions of learning through online discussion: Preliminary findings

    Martin L. Parisio, The University of Sydney, Macquarie University, Australia

    This paper reports work-in-progress phenomenographic research investigating university teachers’ conceptions of learning through online discussion. The study is being carried out at a large... More

    pp. 733-737

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  6. Designing, adapting and integrating e-portfolio technology as an assessment tool into the curriculum of an internship program

    Amanda Parker, Macquarie University

    This paper presents a critically reflective evaluation of the pilot implementation of the Mahara e-portfolio system into the curriculum of an Internship Program at a Macquarie University in Sydney.... More

    pp. 738-748

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  7. R U there yet? Using virtual classrooms to transform teaching practice.

    Lina Pelliccione & Tania Broadley, Curtin University, Australia

    Access to quality higher education is challenging for many Western Australians that live outside the metropolitan area. In 2010, the School of Education moved to flexible delivery of a fully online... More

    pp. 749-760

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  8. Using academic analytic tools to investigate studying behaviours in technology-supported learning environments

    Rob Phillips, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia; Greg Preston, The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; Pauline Roberts & Wendy Cumming-Potvin, Murdoch University, Australia; Maree Gosper, Macquarie University, Australia

    Increasing flexibility in higher education is being provided to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Technologies such as lecture-capture systems have been employed by many universities to... More

    pp. 761-771

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  9. Technology enhanced learning – where’s the evidence?

    Linda Price & Adrian Kirkwood, The Open University, United Kingdom

    This paper reports on a UK Higher Education Academy funded project investigating the use of technology to enhance student learning in higher education. It reviews the literature to explore what... More

    pp. 772-782

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  10. Supporting beginning teachers’ case–based learning in a technology-mediated learning environment

    Quek Choon Lang Gwendoline & Wang Qiyun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    The current challenge faced by most beginning teachers is the disparity between the theories of classroom management exposed to in pre-service, and the practices in complex and ill-structured... More

    pp. 783-786

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  11. Publishing and perishing: The critical importance of educational design research

    Jan Herrington, Murdoch University, Australia; Thomas Reeves, The University of Georgia, United States; Susan Mckenney, University of Twente, The Netherlands, Netherlands

    The outcomes of educational systems continue to lag far behind expectations at all levels, primary, secondary, and tertiary. Meanwhile, the sheer amount of educational research published in... More

    pp. 787-794

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  12. Videoconferencing in K-12 classrooms supported through the cascade model of teacher professional development

    Doug Reid, Wayfinder Education Group; Nathaniel Ostashewski, Athabasca University

    The Video Conferencing Regional Leads Network (VCRLN) is an initiative to advance the use of video conferencing in K-12 schools in the Canadian province of Alberta. The network has grown and from... More

    pp. 795-797

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  13. Preparing for the future: Meeting the needs of tertiary education through the edgeless university

    Shirley Reushle, University of Southern Queensland

    The university is becoming defined by its function – provider and facilitator of learning and research – not its form. The function the university performs is no longer contained within the campus,... More

    pp. 798-802

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  14. The emergence of social networking through the communal annotations of an e-book system

    Joan Richardson, Ross Smith & John Lenarcic, RMIT University, Australia; Ryan O'Hare, Pearson Australia, Australia

    Work-in-progress is reported, taking a case study approach to investigate the delivery of an e-book which is constructed based upon the customisation of an existing Pearson Education text. Of... More

    pp. 803-807

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  15. Have podcasts lived up to expectations?

    Kathy Robinson & Alanah Kazlauskas, Australian Catholic University

    In the 21st century learning environment emerging technologies such as lecture podcasts have been made widely available to tertiary students. However, few studies have looked at how students are... More

    pp. 808-811

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  16. olpc – messages for a community approach in education

    Tabitha Roder, Academic Development; John Roder, Faculty of Education

    Within the theme of --Curriculum, technology and transformation for an unknown future|| it seems appropriate to present an image of seeing and doing things differently that comes from outside of... More

    pp. 812-820

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  17. Knowledge building in 21st century: Learners, learning and educational practice

    Arianne Rourke & Kathryn Coleman, University of New South Wales

    The integration of the Internet and mobile learning devices in blended and face-to-face (f2f) teaching and learning is not a 21st century invention. For many decades teachers and instructors have... More

    pp. 821-828

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  18. Fast and feral: Diversity, duplication and evolution in a university LMS

    Carol Russel & John Paul Posada, University of New South Wales

    In 2010, UNSW’s Faculty of Engineering ran its own version of Moodle in parallel with institutional learning management systems. This looks like an inefficient local duplication of central services... More

    pp. 829-837

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  19. Development of a resource to promote resilience in international students undertaking health courses

    Sandra Sacre, Robyn Nash & Jennifer Lock, Queensland University of Technology

    The Resilience in International Student Education (RISE) project was funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) and aims to develop and build supportive strategies for... More

    pp. 838-843

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  20. Building ICT literate human capital in the third world: A cost effective, environmentally friendly option

    Amanda Samudhram, Monash University

    Continually dropping prices of information and communications technology (ICT), and continually increasing ubiquitous ICT power, have created an environment where ICT literacy is vital for... More

    pp. 844-851

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