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Polar bears, black gold, and light bulbs: Creating stable futures for tertiary education through instructor training and support in the use of ICTs PROCEEDINGS

, University of New England, Australia ; , Charles Sturt University, Australia ; , University of New England, Australia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper aims to provoke discussion regarding the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in university teaching. In the age of Web 2.0 and the millennial learner, universities face the challenge of ensuring sustainability in teaching, learning, and curriculum design. This issue is examined specifically from the perspective of the training and support needed to equip teaching staff to enhance student satisfaction and outcomes through the best-practice use of ICTs.


Tynan, B., Lee, M.J.W. & Barnes, C. (2008). Polar bears, black gold, and light bulbs: Creating stable futures for tertiary education through instructor training and support in the use of ICTs. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3557-3564). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2018 from .


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