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Artym, Corbett; Carbonaro, Mike; Boechler, Patricia – Australian Educational Computing, 2016
There is a growing interest in the application of digital games to enhance learning across many educational levels. This paper investigates pre-service teachers' ability to operationalize the learning principles that are considered part of a good digital game (Gee, 2007) by designing digital games in Scratch. Forty pre-service teachers, enrolled…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Surveys
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Akbulut, Yavuz – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
When it comes to safe and ethical information technology use, cyberbullying stands out. Indeed, it is seen to be a prevalent and complex problem. Prevention suggestions tend to rely on implications of descriptive and correlational studies rather than true experimental works. In this regard, the current study investigated the effect of case-based…
Descriptors: Internet, Bullying, Video Technology, Incidence
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Williams, Michelle; Sutton, Paul – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
The Teaching Teachers to the Future project provided an opportunity to try a new idea within the ICT and Pedagogy methods subject of the Bachelor of Education program. We believed that deliberately helping pre-service teachers transition from being an online learners to online teachers, coaches and facilitators would assist these new teachers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Romeo, Geoff; Lloyd, Marg; Downes, Toni – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
This paper contextualises the Teaching Teachers of the Future (TTF) Project and acts as a preamble for the TTF stream of papers at ACEC2012. It discusses the aims and objectives of the project, its genesis in a changing educational and political landscape, the use of TPACK as a theoretical scaffold, and briefly report on the operations of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, National Surveys, Preservice Teachers
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Jamieson-Proctor, Romina; Albion, Peter; Finger, Glenn; Cavanagh, Rob; Fitzgerald, Robert; Bond, Trevor; Grimbeek, Peter – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
One of the major outcomes from the national Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project in 2011 was the development and statistical validation of a survey instrument to measure the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) of pre-service teachers as a result of the TTF intervention implemented across all Australian Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Campbell, Chris – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
As part of the Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) project packages were developed using ICT within the mathematics content area. The rationale for these packages included using digital technologies to teach mathematical content and how student's mathematical understanding can be developed and skills improved through the use of ICT (Teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Masters, Jennifer; Carolan, James; Draaisma, Graeme – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
The La Trobe University iteration of the Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) project focused initially on subject in the second semester, third year of the Bachelor of Education course called the Multi-Disciplinary Science & Technology Integrated Experience (MSTIE). Two pairs of pre-service teachers were placed in the school where the TTF…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Technology Integration
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Jordan, Kathy – Australian Educational Computing, 2011
For over twenty years teachers in Australia and internationally have been encouraged to use ICT in their practice. Various government policies have been implemented to provide the technical means for teachers to do so as well as numerous teacher professional learning programs, often skills based, short term and off site. Yet teacher uptake of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Guidelines, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers
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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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Lloyd, Margaret; Cochrane, Janet – Australian Educational Computing, 2006
Professional development for teachers is often described as a journey. This paper, using the findings from a small-scale study interrogating professional development in ICT, offers the alternate metaphor of an interwoven Celtic knot to explain this phenomenon. It will show how the four key elements identified as being critical to creating the most…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Information Technology, Staff Development, Professional Development
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Watson, Glenice; Proctor, Romina M. J.; Finger, Glenn; Lang, Wayne – Australian Educational Computing, 2004
The importance of teacher education graduates having appropriate information and communication technology (ICT) for learning competencies and experiences is well documented. However, without well developed processes for auditing the ICT experiences of undergraduates it should not be assumed that teachers will enter their profession with the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Audits (Verification), Information Technology, Teacher Competency Testing
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Rabbitt, Elaine; Pagram, Jeremy – Australian Educational Computing, 2003
This paper is the first in a two part series, this first part describes the findings from visits to two isolated and remote schools in the far north of Western Australia in 2001, the second part to be published in the next issue of AEC will describe a visit to the same schools in late 2003 to see what has changed. Parts of this first paper were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Rural Schools
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Nanlohy, Phil, Ed. – Australian Educational Computing, 1993
The 43 papers in this collection were presented at the Australian Council for Computers in Education 1993 annual conference. The papers focus on research and scholarship in the use of computers at the elementary, secondary, and higher education levels. The papers address the following aspects of the use of computers in education: (1) theoretical…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Business Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software