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Effects of professional development on the quality of teaching: Results from a randomised controlled trial of Quality Teaching Rounds
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 68, No. 1 (November 2017) pp. 99–113
Robust evidence of the effectiveness of professional development for teachers is limited. This study tested a pedagogy-based, collaborative PD approach for impact on the quality of teaching. A cluster randomised controlled trial involving eight...
Quality Teaching Rounds as a professional development intervention for enhancing the quality of teaching: Rationale and study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 74, No. 1 (2015) pp. 82–95
Professional development is widely considered important for enhancing the quality of teaching for enhanced student learning. Yet few studies have demonstrated such impacts. This protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial involving 24 schools ...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 29, No. 3 (2013) pp. 403–415
The functionality of web 2.0 technologies has caused academics to rethink their development of teaching and learning methods and approaches. The editable, open access nature of web 2.0 encourages the innovative collaboration of ideas, the creation...
How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds?
Brent Gregory; Sue Gregory; Denise Wood; Yvonne Masters; Mathew Hillier; Frederick Stokes-Thompson; Anton Bogdanovych; Des Butler; Lyn Hay; Kim Flintoff; Stefan Schutt; Robyn Alderton; Ieva Stupans; Lindy McKeown Orwin; Andrew Cram; Grant Meredith; Jenny Grenfell; Francesca Collins; Allan Ellis; Lisa Jacka; Ian Larson; Andrew Fluck; Helen Farley; Jay Jay Jegathesan; Dale Linegar; Debbie McCormick; Jason Zagami; John Campbell; Angela Thomas; Nona Muldoon; Ali Abbas; Ian Burnett; Sheila Scutter; David Ellis; Suku Sinnappan; Katrina Neville; Ashley Aitken; Simeon Simoff; Xiangyu Wang; Mandy Salomon; Kay Souter; Greg Wadley; Michael Jacobson; Anne Newstead; Gary Hayes; Scott Grant; Alyona Yusupova
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 475–490
Over the past decade, teaching and learning in virtual worlds has been at the forefront of many higher education institutions around the world. The DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) consisting of Australian and New Zealand higher education...
Australian higher education institutions transforming the future of teaching and learning through 3D virtual worlds
Sue Gregory; Brent Gregory; Matthew Campbell; Helen Farley; Suku Sinnappan; Shannon Kennedy-CLark; David Craven; Deborah Murdoch; Denise Wood; Jenny Grenfell; Angela Thomas; Carol Matthews; Kerrie Smith; Ian Warren; Heinz Dreher; Lindy McKeown; Allan Ellis ; Mathew Hillier; Steven Pace; Andrew Cram; Lyn Hay Charles; Scott Grant; Mark J.W. Lee
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 399–415
What are educators' motivations for using virtual worlds with their students? Are they using them to support the teaching of professions and if this is the case, do they introduce virtual worlds into the curriculum to develop and/or expand students' ...
Higher Education Research and Development Vol. 23, No. 1 (February 2004) pp. 73–93
Students studying a third-year e-commerce subject experienced face-to-face and online discussions as an important part of their learning experience. The quality of the students' experiences of learning through those discussions is investigated in...
Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) Vol. 38 (2004) pp. 145–86
Presents a literature review that covers the following topics related to virtual communities: (1) information and virtual community; (2) virtual communities and communities of practice; (3) virtual communities and virtual arenas, including virtual...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 12, No. 2 (2003) pp. 149–52
Describes a funded cooperative project, Bumble Boosters, which aims to create a community of learners to conduct authentic research on bumble bees in Nebraska. (Author/SOE)
Electronic Library Vol. 11, No. 1 (1993) pp. 13–18
This project was designed to provide a framework for user evaluation of software packages and hypertext environments in terms of the extent to which they provide flexibility for learners to follow their preferred learning styles. Evaluation was...
Journal of Documentation Vol. 45, No. 3 (1989) pp. 171–212
Outlines a behavioral approach to information retrieval system design based on the derivation of a behavioral model of the information-seeking patterns of academic social scientists. The extent to which identified information-seeking characteristics ...