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ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2008 (2008) pp. 603–606
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 46, No. 4 (2015) pp. 521–532
Students who are studying introductory statistics units but are enrolled in non-statistics majors often struggle with the content, and do not stay engaged. Support structures are in place at many Australian universities to help these students. Most...
Instructor Perceptions of Using a Mobile-Phone-Based Free Classroom Response System in First-Year Statistics Undergraduate Courses
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 43, No. 8 (2012) pp. 1041–1056
Student engagement at first-year level is critical for student achievement, retention and success. One way of increasing student engagement is to use a classroom response system (CRS), the use of which has been associated with positive educational...
Mobile-Phone-Based Classroom Response Systems: Students' Perceptions of Engagement and Learning in a Large Undergraduate Course
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 44, No. 8 (2013) pp. 1160–1174
Using a Classroom Response System (CRS) has been associated with positive educational outcomes, by fostering student engagement and by allowing immediate feedback to both students and instructors. This study examined a low-cost CRS (VotApedia) in a...
Exploring the influence of multi-field classroom observations on early career teachers' professional practice
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 73, No. 1 (July 2018) pp. 192–202
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 42, No. 7 (2011) pp. 939–949
Tablet technology has been shown to support learner-centred mathematics education when this technology is available to both the lecturer and the students. However, cost is often the barrier to students' use of tablet PCs for their university studies....
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal Vol. 24, No. 1 (2010) pp. 38–51
According to "Standards of Excellence in Teaching Mathematics in Australian Schools," excellent teachers of mathematics need to create "an environment that maximises students' learning opportunities"; so that they can encourage self-directed...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 24, No. 4 (August 2015) pp. 432–447
This paper describes the development and validation of an instrument for evaluating classroom response systems (CRS). While a number of studies evaluating CRS have been published to date, no standardised instrument exists as a means of evaluating...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2013 (2013) pp. 622–626
When Second Life first came to the attention of the mainstream media in 2007, educators recognised the potential of virtual worlds for teaching and learning. They seemed to be the ideal environments to facilitate authentic learning, alleviate the...