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

2011

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Number of papers: 175

  1. Blogging: A multimodal perspective Suriati Abas Beacon Primary School

    Suriati Abas, Beacon Primary School, Singapore

    This paper documents how children embed multimodality in their journal entries using blogs. Multimodality is the combination of semiotic modes that may include spoken language(s), written language(... More

    pp. 13-20

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  2. Age-related differences in ICT access and confidence among pre-service teachers

    Peter R Albion & Romina Jamieson-Proctor, University of Southern Queensland, Australia; Glenn Finger, Griffith University, Australia

    The Australian Government’s Digital Education Revolution is directed at school education but, because teacher preparation is a significant factor in its success, there are implications for teacher ... More

    pp. 21-32

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  3. Learning Object Evaluation Metrics Based on Learning Styles Theory

    Ali Alharbi, Frans Henskens & Michael Hannaford, The University of Newcastle, Australia

    This poster presents evaluation metrics to assess learning objects in terms of their compatibility with different learning styles. The metrics allow learning objects to be ranked based on their... More

    pp. 33-35

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  4. An Investigation into the Learning Styles and Self- Regulated Learning Strategies for Computer Science Students

    Ali Alharbi, David Paul, Frans Henskens & Michael Hannaford, The University of Newcastle, Australia

    Student-centred educational paradigms place a high level of responsibility on learners to control and self-regulate their personal learning processes. In these new educational paradigms, it is... More

    pp. 36-46

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  5. The potential role of collaborative learning in enhancing e-learning systems: evidence from Saudi Arabia

    Salem Alkhalaf, Jeremy Nguyen, Anne Nguyen & Steve Drew, Griffith University, Australia

    Despite the considerable potential for e-learning to help bring about improved learning outcomes, particularly for female students and students who need to rely on distance learning, feedback from ... More

    pp. 47-58

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  6. The creative graduate: cultivating and assessing creativity with eportfolios

    Belinda Allen & Kathryn Coleman, The University of New South Wales, Australia

    Changing demands for graduate capabilities lead to changing directions for undergraduate assessment. 'Creativity' is a widely promoted graduate capability that relates to many others, such as... More

    pp. 59-69

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  7. Affective Encounters and Spatial Engagements: Pedagogies of Desire in e-Learning

    Reem Al-Mahmood, University of Melbourne, Australia

    pp. 70-84

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  8. ICT-assisted multi-campus teaching: Principles and practice to impact equity of experience for students

    Alan Anderson & Elizabeth Date-Huxtable, The University of Newcastle, Australia

    NB, It is acknowledged that publicly available information online may not reflect the internal policy, strategy and resource generation processes currently in action. More

    pp. 85-92

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  9. The iLessonPlan: a lesson planning tool for the 21st century Alages Andre School of English Manukau Institute of Technology

    Alages Andre, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand

    Learning technologies increasingly play a key role in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment. However, it is common practice for English Language trainee teachers to use hard and or soft... More

    pp. 93-105

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  10. Collaboration, community, identity: Engaged e-learning and e-teaching in an online writing course

    Martin Andrew & Josie Arnold, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

    This paper presents a narrative enquiry of the use of learning technologies and communities of practice (Wenger, 1998) in creating and delivering the online Master of Arts (Writing) at Swinburne... More

    pp. 106-117

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  11. Changing student learning preferences: what does this mean for the future of universities? Trish Andrews Teaching and Educational Development Institute (TEDI) The University of Queensland

    Trish Andrews, The University of Queensland, Australia; Belinda Tynan, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

    Learner preferences appear to be changing and there is some evidence that students are seeking a different kind of learning experience than currently commonly available. This paper provides a brief... More

    pp. 118-122

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  12. Virtual environment as a collaborative platform to enhance pupils’ information literacy skills Sivagouri Arunasalam

    Sivagouri Arunasalam

    The Internet has erased international boundaries allowing our young charges the potential to develop as global citizens. Research studies have given good insights on the role of information... More

    pp. 123-127

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  13. The blending of blended learning: An experiential approach to academic staff development

    Debra Bath & John Bourke, Griffith University, Australia

    Along with the increasing emphasis placed on blended learning approaches in higher education, has come a need to engage and support staff in developing knowledge and skills for designing and... More

    pp. 133-138

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  14. Interactive Webinars – the future of teaching and learning online

    Susan Batur, Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Australia; Mary Lawson, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Australia; Oliver Jones, Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Australia

    In recent years, a number of factors have contributed to the growth in both quantity and type of online educational resources made available to online learners. Two of these have been the speed of ... More

    pp. 139-142

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  15. Plug and play learning application integration using IMS Learning Tools Interoperability

    Simon Booth, University of Stirling, United Kingdom; Susi Peacock, Queen Margaret University, United Kingdom; Stephen P. Vickers, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    A key barrier to providing learners with engaging learning experiences is the deployment of new, innovative technology. This requires collaborative effort between teachers, system administrators... More

    pp. 143-147

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  16. iPad-eology in Higher Education

    Sally Borbasi, Australian Catholic University, Australia; Jeff Brand & Trisha Mathew, Bond University, Australia; Wai-Leng Wong & Paula Williams, Australian Catholic University, Australia; Ian Green, Simon Smith & Allan Carrington, The University of Adelaide, Australia

    This interactive symposium will examine the iPad as a pedagogical tool and will explore its potential to transform higher education. 'Padagogy', and 'Podagogy' are swiftly becoming mainstream terms... More

    pp. 148-149

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  17. Uniting on-campus and distributed learners through media-rich synchronous tools: A national project

    Matt Bower, Macquarie University, Australia; Gregor E. Kennedy, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Mark J.W. Lee & Barney Dalgarno, Charles Sturt University, Australia

    Twenty-first century university students find it increasingly difficult to commit to regular face-to- face classes, yet real-time interaction and collaboration are often essential to achieving... More

    pp. 150-155

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  18. An investigation into the use of emerging technologies to transform teaching and learning across differently positioned higher education institutions in South Africa 2

    Vivienne Bozalek, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

    This paper reports on a project which was initiated in 2011 and which aims to learn more about emerging technologies in higher education in South Africa and their potential impact on enhancing... More

    pp. 156-161

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  19. A framework for evaluating online learning in an ecology of sustainable innovation

    George Bradford, Ben Kehrwald & Stuart Dinmore, University of South Australia, Australia

    In this session, a conceptualized framework is presented to provide an organization a tool by which to self-evaluate their online learning initiative. The tool is a methodology that leverages Ellis... More

    pp. 162-167

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  20. iWant does not equal iWill: Correlates of mobile learning with iPads, e-textbooks, BlackBoard Mobile Learn and a blended learning experience

    Jeffrey Brand, Shelley Kinash, Trishita Mathew & Ron Kordyban, Bond University, Australia

    This research tested the efficacy of a blended learning iteration with iPad tablet computers, an e- textbook and Blackboard's Mobile Learn application connected with a learning management system ... More

    pp. 168-178

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