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Number of papers: 158

  1. Using virtual worlds efficiently in a post-graduate business course: Designing an exploratory study

    Elaine Huber & Ybette Blount, Macquarie University

    There is much interesting work being done around virtual worlds in education (Bulmer, 2008; Dede, 2007; NMC, 2007; Schutt & Martino, 2008) particularly in areas that lend themselves to immersion... More

    pp. 444-449

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  2. Embracing personal learning and ePortfolios @ CSU: A university-wide approach

    Carole Hunter & Sandra Stewart, Charles Sturt University, Australia

    This poster introduces the rationale for CSU’s approach to nurturing personal learning / ePortfolios across the university community. It presents examples from the diverse range of courses and... More

    pp. 450-453

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  3. What value assessment rubrics in shaping students’ engagement in asynchronous online discussions?

    Kel Jackson, University of Tasmania

    In recognition of the power of a rubric as an assessment tool, a range of rubrics for assessing asynchronous online discussions have emerged in the literature over recent years. The assessment... More

    pp. 454-458

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  4. Scenario-based multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) in education

    Michael Jacobson, University of Sydney, Australia; Deborah Richards, Macquarie University, Australia; Shannon Kennedy-Clark, University of Sydney, Australia; Denise Wood, International Studies and Languages, Australia

    The rapid growth in the use of virtual worlds in educational contexts has raised many questions about the pedagogical benefits of these technologies for teaching and learning. This symposium will... More

    pp. 459-462

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  5. Teacher transformation with eLearning experiences: A case for addressing personal practical theories in academic development

    Shannon Johnston, The University of Western Australia

    Academic development of staff capacity for the use of technology in their practice may be transformative towards new pedagogies if their training extends beyond skill and capacity with specific... More

    pp. 463-468

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  6. The development of an open web based resource for answering clinical questions: Catering to geographically dispersed learners, teachers and clinicians

    D. Jonas-Dwyer, A.K. Nowak, B. Shilkin & F. Leece, The University of Western Australia

    Some of the problems facing medical students, teachers and medical practitioners today are increasing medical knowledge and publications, rising patient expectations, information management and... More

    pp. 469-474

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  7. Children, engagement and enjoyment in digital narrative

    Arafeh Karimi & Yan Peng Lim, Multimedia University, Australia

    There have been many experiments being carried out in recent years by educators and designers in the digital narrative areas which engaged children progressively in the story environment in order... More

    pp. 475-483

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  8. 100 days with an iPad: Lessons learnt and apps acquired

    Jacqui Kelly & Judy Schrape, Curtin University, Australia

    Six staff from in the Centre for e-Learning at Curtin University were supplied with an iPad each and encouraged to explore their use in a range of contexts every day for 100 days. This project aims... More

    pp. 484-486

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  9. Academic involvement with the LMS: An exploratory study

    Ken Clark & Colin Beer, CQUniversity, Australia; David Jones, Independent Scholar, Australia

    There is growing interest in the use of academic analytics however most of the reported work is being done at the level of institutions, and groupings of courses within those institutions.This... More

    pp. 487-496

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  10. Pre-service teachers’ perspectives on using scenario-based MUVEs in science education

    Shannon Kennedy-Clark, University of Sydney

    This paper presents the findings of a study on the understanding and attitudes of pre-service teachers in the use of scenario-based multi-user virtual environments in science education. The... More

    pp. 497-507

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  11. The search for 18 Rabbit: Virtual archaeology and games based learning

    Thomas Kerr, Macquarie University

    This poster presentation documents the development of an exemplar teaching resource that uses a games-based learning approach to engage learners in the study of the archaeology of ancient cultures.... More

    pp. 508-510

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  12. Positive Partnerships website: Addressing disability and educational disadvantage in rural Australia

    Chris Kilham, University of Canberra

    This paper addresses the question: How can we create better access to quality educational practices for those who live and work with students with disabilities and who are also disadvantaged... More

    pp. 511-517

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  13. Off the beaten path with ePortfolio & virtual conferencing: Pioneer projects in Humanities & Social sciences

    Anja Kirberg, Heinrich-Heine-Universität

    Facing an on-going transformation of classical research strategies and current occupational profiles due to an increasing amount of digital sources and tools, students of more traditional... More

    pp. 518-522

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  14. Using online scenario-based learning modules to assist NESB students studying Corporations Law

    Brian Landrigan, University of New England

    The focus of this paper is to highlight one aspect of a larger project seeking to identify and address the difficulties international students are experiencing in a core unit of the Bachelor of... More

    pp. 523-527

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  15. Graphical representations and transfer of ideas between multi-draft pre-writing stages

    Chien-Ching Lee, Nanyang Technological University; Seng-Chee Tan, National Institute of Education

    In this study, 36 engineering students who were taking a course on effective communication used graphic organizers to prepare their draft for a writing task. This was followed by a review by peers ... More

    pp. 528-538

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  16. Design of an adaptive learner directed model for e-learning

    Stella Lee, University of Hertfordshire; Vivek Kumar, Athabasca University; Trevor Barker, University of Hertfordshire

    This paper examines how and to what extent an adaptive system can aid learners to be effectively self-directed and self-regulated for online studies both at domain knowledge level and meta... More

    pp. 539-541

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  17. Strategic leadership capacity development for ICT: Moving beyond learning on the job

    Geraldine Lefoe & Dominique Parrish, University of Wollongong

    Leadership for change is a key component for universities striving to find new ways to meet the needs of their future students. This paper discusses an innovative framework for leadership capacity ... More

    pp. 542-547

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  18. Facilitating change: Tablet PC trials across two distance education focused universities

    Birgit Loch, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Wendy Fisher, The Open University, United Kingdom

    This paper reports on initial findings in comparing two distance universities" approaches to trialling tablet technology to enhance communication between instructors and students. There were... More

    pp. 548-558

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  19. Transforming pre-service teacher curriculum: Observation through a TPACK lens

    Petrea Redmond, University of Southern Queensland; Jennifer V. Lock, University of Calgary

    This paper will discuss an international online collaborative learning experience through the lens of the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework. The teacher knowledge... More

    pp. 559-564

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  20. Lessons in designing sustainable mobile learning environments

    Mark Lokman, Michael Winikoff, Peter Vlugter, Jenny McDonald, Rob Wass, Maryam Purvis, Richard Zeng, Christoph Matthaei & Swee-Kin Loke, University of Otago, New Zealand

    There has been an increase in mobile learning projects reported in scholarly conferences and publications. Our project consists of investigating the integration of mobile learning into an... More

    pp. 565-569

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