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Hajhashemi, Karim; Caltabiano, Nerina; Anderson, Neil – Australian Educational Computing, 2016
In conjunction with the arrival of emerging technologies, many universities are encouraging their educators to rethink and reframe their teaching approaches and delivery methods. Integrating different types of media to enhance delivery of subject materials to higher education students is growing in national and international importance. As a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Rural Youth, Rural Schools
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Lloyd, Margaret; Skyring, Carol; Nykvist, Shaun – Australian Educational Computing, 2015
The oz-Teachers listserv, an email list for teachers, ran continuously for 20 years, from 1995 to 2015. It provided the technical infrastructure for professional communication with the majority of its members being Australian teachers based in classrooms across the country. An analysis of the list archives provides us with interesting insights as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Mail, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
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Henderson, Michael; de Zwart, Melissa – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
This article represents the submission of the "Australian Council for Computers in Education's" (AACE) response to the Australian Government's Department of Communications' initiative for "Enhancing Online Safety for Children." Henderson and de Zwart agree that children and their educators and caregivers are in serious need…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Child Safety
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Trust, Torrey – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
In the information age, students must learn to navigate and evaluate an expanding network of information. Highly effective teachers model this process of information analysis and knowledge acquisition by continually learning through collaboration, professional development, and studying pedagogical techniques and best practices. Many teachers have…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Cooperation, Feedback (Response)
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Fluck, Andrew E. – Australian Educational Computing, 2011
Australia was once a world leader for laptop adoption in schools. Now overtaken by extensive roll-outs of laptops in Maine and Uruguay, this paper seeks to explain why this lead was lost. Six case studies of government primary schools were undertaken to gather data about current initiatives. Comparative analysis shows how the potential of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Laptop Computers
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Hillis, Peter – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
Much of the current focus on maximizing the potential of ICT to enhance teaching and learning is on learning tasks rather than the technology. These learning tasks increasingly employ a constructivist, problem-based methodology especially one based around authentic learning. The problem-based nature of history provides fertile ground for this…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Multimedia Instruction
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James, Frank – Australian Educational Computing, 2002
The events of September 11, 2001, the terrorist attack that destroyed the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York changed the world, and while the effects were much reduced in faraway Australia, they became immediately apparent online. Any view through the global window was likely to be changed, an impossible to anticipate. To me,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Terrorism, Reflection