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Thompson, Roberta – Australian Educational Computing, 2016
Young people's online safety continues to be a high priority for educators and parents. Cybersafety policies and educational programs are continually updated and revised to accommodate for the innovative ways they engage with digital culture. However, empirical research has shown that despite these efforts young people, especially teen girls,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Computer Security, Safety
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Doyle, Helen; Reading, Chris – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
It's time to prepare teachers to take the plunge to teach in virtual worlds. Students are already there and their teachers need to follow. Unfortunately, teachers are often resistant to change their teaching practice, especially regarding the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) such as virtual worlds. The authors report on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Bertram, Adam; Waldrip, Bruce – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
This paper reports on a study that sought to explore the pedagogical reasoning behind the use of ICT in secondary teachers' classes. In particular, it explored the question of whether their use of ICT was driven by pedagogical ideals for meaningful learning or whether they were using technology for other purposes. Eighteen teachers from two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Technology Integration
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Matthew, Kathryn I.; Felvegi, Emese; Callaway, Rebecca A. – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine how contributing to a class wiki affected the learning of pre-service teachers enrolled in a language arts methods class. Participants included 37 preservice teachers enrolled in three sections of a field-based language arts methods class during two semesters. Data collection included online observations…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Web 2.0 Technologies, Course Content, Methods Courses
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Jumiaan, Ibrahim F.; Ihmeideh, Fathi M.; Al-Hassan, Omayya M. – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Computer technology holds promise for facilitating learning and teaching in the current educational systems at all levels. This study examined computer use in Jordanian pre-school settings. The study surveyed 113 pre-school teachers from 43 pre-school settings, gathering information about their perception of using computer in their classrooms.…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Preschool Education, Educational Technology, Preschool Teachers
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Jacka, Lisa; Booth, Kate – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Virtual worlds are highly immersive, engaging and popular computer mediated environments being explored by children and adults. Why then aren't more teachers using virtual worlds in the classroom with primary and secondary school students? Reasons often cited are the learning required to master the technology, low-end graphics cards, poor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Security, Educational Technology, Regional Programs
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Keane, Therese; Lang, Catherine; Pilgrim, Chris – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
This paper explores two different schools' approaches to implementing an iPad program and a Netbook program to a year level of students. The aim of the study was to determine how these mobile devices were being used in the classroom and whether they enhanced teaching and learning. The experiences of students and parents were obtained through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Laptop Computers, Teaching Methods
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Romeo, Geoff; Gronn, Donna; McNamara, Sue; Teo, Yiong Hwee – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
The purpose of this study was to field-test several conferencing technologies in regional schools in Victoria to determine whether the technologies are appropriate for the needs of the university supervisor, trainee teachers and supervising teachers with regard to practicum placements. The study also explored the potential of technology for other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education
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Courtney, Lyn; Anderson, Neil – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
Students learning in regional, rural and remote locations in Queensland are currently experiencing a "turn-off" in relation to school-based ICT in the first three years of high school. At the same time, students are experiencing increasing levels of interest and motivation from their use of ICT at home. Given the importance of ICT as an…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Rural Education, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes
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Hubber, Peter; Chittleborough, Gail; Campbell, Coral; Jobling, Wendy; Tytler, Russell – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
Recent research has demonstrated a significant disadvantage for rural teachers in a variety of aspects of ICT use. This context provides a backdrop for two professional learning programs designed to support ICT-based pedagogies in teaching science in Victorian rural primary and secondary schools. In both programs the school-based workshops…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Workshops, Professional Development, Teaching Experience
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Gregory, Sue – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
When used in a pedagogically sound manner, interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are a valuable resource for connecting students with their learning. IWBs have been utilised in remote NSW schools for almost ten years, with other regional schools having only recently installed them. Exemplary teacher practice that demonstrated good pedagogy in the use of…
Descriptors: Regional Schools, Student Attitudes, Internet, Educational Technology
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Sweeney, Trudy – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
There has been considerable investment in the use of interactive whiteboard technology in Australia, particularly in primary schools. School leaders and teachers are seeking advice on effective ways to support teachers' pedagogical development to achieve the potential benefits of these devices. Using activity theory as a framework for lesson…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Primary Education, Learning Strategies
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Sweeny, Trudy – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
This paper describes a developmental model that can be used to evaluate and guide teacher reflection ond progress along a continuum in order to maximise the potential learning benefits afforded by interactive whiteboards. The model was developed using classroom observations and semi-structured interviews with eight teachers over o period of…
Descriptors: Interviews, Primary Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Reading, Chris; Fluck, Andrew; Trinidad, Sue; Smith, Howard; Shaw, Greg; Anderson, Neil; McLoughlin, Catherine; White, Bruce – Australian Educational Computing, 2006
National priorities set by an Australian ministerial taskforce provide clear guidelines to develop pedagogy that integrates ICT. Although these guidelines do not specifically address rural and regional school needs, the two priorities: promoting pedagogic leadership and creating new learning environments, are of particular interest. But how are…
Descriptors: Regional Schools, Rural Schools, Information Technology, Guidelines
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McLoughlin, Catherine; Lee, Mark; Chan, Anthony – Australian Educational Computing, 2006
A group of volunteer students who had previously completed a first year undergraduate information technology subject were tasked with producing audio supplementary material for new students undertaking the subject, to be disseminated through podcasting. The production process, from inception and scriptwriting through to the final recording, was…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Focus Groups, Interviews, Metacognition
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