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Mediated learning in the workplace: Students’ perspective on present and future value of knowledge tools
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2012 (November 2012)
Work-integrated learning is an essential component of many university degrees. This study examined a range of knowledge tools that are used by students to support their learning during clinical placement. This study showed that expert others in the...
Utilising activity theory as a framework to evaluate the implementation of a virtual simulation educational tool
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2016 (Jun 28, 2016) pp. 775–784
Virtual simulation is recognised as an important educational tool, providing students with access to learning experiences that that may be difficult to achieve by other mechanisms. Using an activity theory framework and drawing upon survey data,...
Topics: Implementation Experiences
Professional learning mediated by online specialised information sources: Utilising activity theory to understand tension in practice
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 3870–3879
Online specialised information sources such as journals and health and medical databases are utilised by health professionals as mediating tools for updating professional knowledge. Using an activity theory framework and drawing upon survey data,...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 1441–1450
Knowledge updating is an essential learning activity for professionals. This study adopted Vygotsky’s (1981) triadic model of learning mediated by tools as a theoretical framework to examine inter-relationships that may exist between subject,...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 4423–4432
The World Wide Web is an important information source for professionals providing immediate access to the most current information and recent research. This study examined accessibility to the Internet within healthcare workplaces by utilising two...