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Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 8, No. 2 (Jan 01, 1992)
Delegates at the Access Through Open Learning conference organised by UNE Northern Rivers at Byron Bay in early September this year participated in a survey aimed a prioritising the major issues in open learning. The conference took on a strongly...
Distance Education Vol. 21, No. 1 (2000) pp. 66–80
Discusses the decision to offer a course by online delivery and describes the development of a Masters course that used collaborative learning as the teaching/learning method. Explains the theoretical basis for collaborative learning; discusses...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 814–819
For most students inquiry-based learning environments such as problem-based learning (PBL) comprise a major shift away from approaches to learning with which they are most comfortable and familiar. We have been observing PBL students in situ with ...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2449–2455
To enhance a course in 3D modeling for mining engineers a problem-based learning (PBL) approach was applied to the course design. Online courseware was designed around the PBL model to support student learning. This paper outlines some of the...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jan 01, 2005) pp. 335–354
To enhance a course in 3D Virtual Reality (3D VR) modelling for mining engineers, and to create the potential for off campus students to fully engage with the course, a problem based learning (PBL) approach was applied to the course design and all...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1251–1257
Developing a course for online study by off-campus students requires a major change of approach to teaching and learning. This study outlines the constructivist theoretical basis and the approach to teaching applied in the development of a...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2007 (2007) pp. 639–651
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1244–1250
The Master of Agribusiness program developed by The University of Melbourne is offered to off-campus students using an online mode of study. The approach to study is based on collaborative learning, to develop graduate skills in communication,...
Steps towards using an enquiry-based blended learning design for curriculum change in Health Sciences
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2008 (2008) pp. 593–602
An application of online technologies to support collaborative learning in groups for a Bioscience course
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1598–1604
Many students experience difficulties in relating science learning to real-world issues. To develop the abilities of students in a course in Evolutionary and Physiological Ecology to make this relationship more effectively, group work on the...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 17, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2001)
This article examines problem based learning (PBL) as a basis for the design of interactive multimedia. To be effective, interactive multimedia should be stimulating and challenging, while providing students with a learning environment in which they ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1900–1907
To enhance student learning in first year physics au UNSW, a development project was put in place to integrate conceptual learning and practical applications, using online multimedia resources as a support framework. The project has a theoretical...
Association for Learning Technology Journal Vol. 12, No. 2 (June 2004) pp. 147–162
Academic developers of online courses may not have experienced this mode of learning and teaching from the learner perspective. This article makes a comparison between suggestions for online course design from research literature and user...