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Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

Apr 17, 2017 Volume 33, Number 1

Editors

Eva Heinrich; Michael Henderson; Petrea Redmond

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Narrative, machinima and cognitive realism: Constructing an authentic real-world learning experience for law students

    Anne Matthew & Desmond Butler

    In Australian law schools didactic pedagogies such as lectures devoted to the transmission of theory and knowledge to a largely passive audience still predominate. However, curriculum design... More

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  2. Development of an interactive mathematics learning system based on a two-tier test diagnostic and guiding strategy

    Tzu-Chi Yang, Hseng-Tz Fu, Gwo-Jen Hwang & Stephen Yang

    Mathematical skills have been recognised as a core competence for engineering and science students. However, learning mathematics has been recognised as a difficult and challenging task for most... More

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  3. Exploring in-service preschool teachers’ conceptions of and approaches to online education

    Yu-Fang Yang & Chin-Chung Tsai

    This paper reports on an investigation of adult online learning for 91 Taiwanese in-service preschool teachers enrolled in online degree programs. By using an open-ended written essay to... More

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  4. Peer moderation of asynchronous online discussions: An exploratory study of peer e-moderating behaviour

    Hajar Ghadirian & Ahmad Ayub

    This study explored patterns of e-moderating behaviour students performed when they were assigned as peer moderators of asynchronous online discussions in a reciprocal manner. Eighty-four students ... More

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  5. Social media and their use in learning: A comparative analysis between Australia and Malaysia from the learners’ perspectives

    Vimala Balakrishnan, Kung Teoh, Tahereh Pourshafie & Teik Liew

    This study is an investigation into factors that encourage and/or inhibit the use of social media in the academic learning process between Australian and Malaysian students at higher learning... More

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  6. The important elements of LMS design that affect user engagement with e-learning tools within LMSs in the higher education sector

    Nastaran Zanjani

    In recent years, universities have been under increased pressure to adopt e-learning practices for teaching and learning. In particular, the emphasis has been on learning management systems (LMSs) ... More

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  7. Interpreting experiences of students using educational online technologies to interact with teachers in blended tertiary environments: A phenomenological study

    Kimberley Tuapawa

    Although educational online technologies (EOTs) have transformed the delivery of learning in higher education, significant EOT challenges have impeded their effectiveness, preventing widespread... More

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  8. Using cultural historical activity theory to examine how teachers seek and share knowledge in a peer-to-peer professional development network

    Torrey Trust

    Many researchers have found that the main reason teachers participate in peer-to-peer professional development networks (PDNs) is to seek and share professional knowledge. Yet, the majority of... More

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  9. Using PeerWise to develop a contributing student pedagogy for postgraduate psychology

    Wendy McKenzie & John Roodenburg

    The importance of the role of peer and self-assessment in developing formative and sustainable assessment practice in higher education is increasingly becoming evident. PeerWise is an online... More

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  10. Learner control, user characteristics, platform difference, and their role in adoption intention for MOOC learning in China

    Min Zhang, Shuaijun Yin, Meifen Luo & Weiwei Yan

    Massive open online course (MOOC) learning attracts more and more attention in both the practice and the research field. Finding out what factors influence learners\u2019 MOOC adoption is of great ... More

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  11. Technology use by pre-service teachers during teaching practice: Are new teachers embracing technology right away in their first teaching experience?

    Tshepo Batane & Abraham Ngwako

    Equipping pre-service teachers with technology skills and knowledge is now regarded as a vital element of any teacher-training program so as to capacitate the new teachers to meet the educational... More

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