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Number of papers: 127

  1. Dynamic digital posters: Making the most of collaborative learning spaces

    Roger Cook & Paul Feen, Queensland University of Technology

    Academic and professional staff at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have been faced with the challenge of how to create engaging student experiences in collaborative learning spaces. In... More

  2. ‘It’s not the university experience we were expecting’: digitally literate undergraduate students reflect on changing pedagogy.

    Amanda Jefferies, University of Hertfordshire

    This paper reports from a 2012 small -scale study with campus-based undergraduate students at an Australian research-focussed university. The students’ ownership of learning technologies was... More

  3. Orienting students to online learning: going like a dream or still a nightmare?

    Oriel Kelly, New Zealand Tertiary College

    Effectively orienting students to online learning appears to be a vital factor in both their initial engagement and ultimate success in eLearning courses. This paper outlines the approach taken at ... More

  4. Gazing into the future of Sri Lankan Higher Education: Capacity building for the future

    Kulari Lokuge Dona, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Mike Keppell, University of Southern Queensland; Amali Warusawitharana, Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education

    This paper reports on an investigation into capacity building processes in relation to e -learning resource development and delivery (RDD) in a Sri Lankan higher education institution. The capacity... More

  5. MOOCs - what’s cultural inclusion got to do with it?

    Mauricio Marrone, Lilia Mantai & Karina Luzia, Macquarie University

    This paper outlines a preliminary scoping exercise that surveyed how good practice principles around cultural inclusion are currently incorporated into online learning, and more specifically, into ... More

  6. The introduction of an online portfolio system in a medical school: what can activity theory tell us?

    Vicki Langendyk, Shaoyu Wang & Glenn Mason, University of Western Sydney

    In this paper we discuss innovations in the personal and professional development (PPD) curriculum that were introduced at a medical school in a major metropolitan university in Sydney, Australia. ... More

  7. Beyond Open Access: Open Publishing and the Future of Digital Scholarship

    Xiang Ren, The University of Southern Queensland

    This concise paper reviews the research and practice of open innovations in scholarly publishing , facilitated by the dynamics of open access, Web 2.0, and social media. Compared with traditional... More

  8. Identifying e-learning principles for Maritime Education through the e-initiatives project: A design-based approach

    Mark Symes, Australian Maritime College; Christopher Allan, Griffith University; Jill Downing, University of Tasmania

    The Australian Maritime College (AMC) has a major objective to innovate and build better practice in e-learning by developing high quality learning for anyone, anytime, anywhere. One strategy that ... More

    pp. 18-22

  9. Re-imagining the university: Vibrant matters and radical research paradigms for the 21st century

    Reem Al-Mahmood, La Trobe University, Australia

    This paper invites a re-imagining and re-envisioning of ‘the university’ in its being and becoming (Barnett, 2011a, 2011b, 2013).The paper explores ‘feasible utopias’ (and dystopias) for the... More

    pp. 23-36

  10. The design of formative blended assessments in tertiary EFL programs: A case study in Saudi Arabia

    Mansoor S. Almalki & Paul Gruba, The University of Melbourne

    Despite a rise of blended learning approaches in foreign language education programs, little research has examined how such integration of technologies in the classroom affects assessment designs. ... More

    pp. 37-46

  11. Using simple technologies to improve student engagement and success in an online applied-science course: A case study

    Christopher Anderson & Jean Jacoby, Massey University

    The first year course, Soil Properties and Processes is a core course of two of Massey University’s applied science degrees. The course is offered both internally and via distance education. The... More

    pp. 47-51

  12. Creating engagement and cultivating information literacy skills via

    Amy Antonio, University of Southern Queensland; David Tuffley, Griffith University; Neil Martin, University of Southern Queensland

    The appropriation of digital content by higher education students reflects a significant change in learning paradigms. The traditional classroom model in which instructors were the sole source of... More

    pp. 52-62

  13. The Digital Book in Higher Education: Beyond the Horseless Carriage

    Edilson Arenas, CQUniversity, Australia; Avron Barr, The LETSI Foundation, United States

    This paper deals with the evolution of the book in the context of higher education. Digital books, or ebooks, need not be restricted to duplication of the printed page on a tablet device. As higher... More

    pp. 63-67

  14. Learning Analytics in Higher Education: A Summary of Tools and Approaches

    Amara Atif, Deborah Richards, Ayse Bilgin & Mauricio Marrone, Macquarie University

    Higher education institutions recently have been drawing on methods from learning analytics to make decisions about learners’ academic progress, predictions about future performance and to... More

    pp. 68-72

  15. Imagining the Enculturation of Online Education

    Kim Balnaves, Charles Sturt University

    Participation in popular sub-cultures developed through new technologies involves learning rules and protocols for participation that are cross-cultural and cross-lingual. New multimedia games... More

    pp. 73-76

  16. Five stages of online course design: Taking the grief out of converting courses for online delivery

    Karin Barac, Lynda Davies, Sean Duffy, Neal Aitkin & Jason Lodge, Griffith University

    The burgeoning online delivery of higher education requires support and resourcing to be successfully implemented. In this paper, we report on the initial design and development of a professional... More

    pp. 77-81

  17. Mobile realities and dreams: Are students and teachers dreaming alone or together?

    Mark Bassett, AUT University; Oriel Kelly, New Zealand Tertiary College

    The use of mobile technologies and social media for teaching and learning signals the potential for ontological shifts in learning and teaching, redefining the roles of both students and lecturers.... More

    pp. 82-86

  18. Blended synchronous learning: Patterns and principles for simultaneously engaging co-located and distributed learners

    Matt Bower & Jacqueline Kenney, Macquarie University; Barney Dalgarno, Charles Sturt University; Gregor E. Kennedy, The University of Melbourne

    This paper presents seven blended synchronous learning designs and articulates principles for implementation as espoused by the teachers who enacted them. Blended synchronous learning approaches... More

    pp. 92-102

  19. Past, present, future time perspectives and maladaptive cognitive schemas: associations with student engagement and attrition rates in an online unit of study

    Ben Bullock & Stephen Theiler, Swinburne University of Technology

    The aim of the current study was to investigate time perspectives and maladaptive cognitive schemas as predictors of students’ academic engagement and unit withdrawal. Two hundred and sixteen... More

    pp. 103-112

  20. Business student’s attitudes to criteria based self- assessment and self-efficacy

    Danny Carroll, University of South Wales

    ASB eLearning, Learning and Teaching Portfolio, Australian School of Business University of New South Wales More

    pp. 118-128