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Pullen, Darren – Australian Educational Computing, 2015
The increasing use of information and communication technology (ICT) in schools has been largely explored in relation to how students' use ICT at school. In addition students' lives and experiences with technology beyond school have also begun to be explored. However, the nexus between the two is still an underdeveloped research area. Anecdotally…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Case Studies, Structural Equation Models, Educational Technology
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F, J.; Pullen, Darren; Swabey, Karen – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
During adolescence (e.g. ages 13-15) communication and connectedness with peers is an essential part of adolescents' self-formation; mobiles phones are a conduit that maintains both communication and connectedness among adolescents whereby social interactions and connectedness are not limited by place, context or time. To study mobile phone usage…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Social Environment, Adolescents, Peer Relationship
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Bate, Frank; MacNish, Jean; Males, Steven – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
This paper provides some initial findings from a current longitudinal study that examines the implementation of a student-owned 1:1 laptop program in a school for boys in Perth, Western Australia. This research tracks 196 students, their families and associated teachers for a 3-year period (2010-2012). Underpinning this research is a mixed methods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Objectives, Mixed Methods Research
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Chandler, Paul; O'Brien, Annemaree; Unsworth, Len – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
The world which students inhabit is increasingly digital, multimedia and online. A pedagogy is urgently needed to prepare students to be effective authors and participants in such a world. This paper reports on an on-going study which is seeking to develop a 3D multimodal authoring pedagogy in the middle years of schooling. A case study is used to…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Multimedia Instruction
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Cumming, Geoff – Australian Educational Computing, 2005
In the first issue of "Australian Educational Computing," in 1986, Cumming and Abbott reported a controlled comparison of top-down and bottom-up teaching strategies for Grade 5 and 6 students' use of a simple logic programming language. They found that both strategies were rated highly by students and teachers, and gave useful learning;…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Learning Strategies, Computer Uses in Education, Programming
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Bursey, Sue; Newhouse, Paul – Australian Educational Computing, 2004
Early adolescence, classified from 10-14 years, is an important stage of development where thinking, planning and reasoning skills are evolving. Middle School is an educational context which focuses on the provision of support for students in this age group through the transitional period, from primary school to high school. Integrating a graphic…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Middle Schools, Developmental Stages, Thinking Skills