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Geelan, Benjamin; de Salas, Kristy; Lewis, Ian; King, Carolyn; Edwards, Dale; O'Mara, Aidan – Australian Educational Computing, 2015
Gamified learning systems are becoming increasingly common within educational institutions, however there is a lack of understanding on the elements of gamification that influence, either positively or negatively, the learning experiences of students using these systems. This study examines an existing gamified learning tool implemented within an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students
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Alghamdi, Abdulmajeed; Prestridge, Sarah – Australian Educational Computing, 2015
This paper explores the link between principals' and teachers' beliefs regarding technology use in teaching and learning. Principals who have a clear vision for carrying out the pedagogical requirements for technological change in teaching and learning approaches can direct the use of technology to enhance the school learning environment.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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Lee, Chwee Beng – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
As technologies have become an integral part of our lives, the way we read and understand text has changed drastically. In this paper, we discuss how various technologies support learners' reading and writing skills within the context of meaningful learning. Next, using elaborated cases, we argue that situating learners in problem solving…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Technology Uses in Education, Writing Skills, Writing (Composition)
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Kirkman, Jacqueline – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
This paper investigates the place of trust in a school context and its importance in achieving the aims of schooling, "namely high academic performance and positive affects among members of the school community" (Forsyth, 2008). The role of trust in the use of technology and technological change is examined. Literature is surveyed in the…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Academic Achievement, Role, Educational Technology
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Gallego, Maria Jesus; Gamiz, Vanesa Maria – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
The main purpose of this research is to analyze the elements that compose the PLE of pre-service teachers and to determine whether the composition of these environments is related to academic achievement in a course on Information and Communication Technologies in Education. The hypothesis is that a PLE with more components is related to a higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Educational Environment
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de Salas, Kristy; Lewis, Ian; Dermoudy, Julian – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
Within existing ICT degrees there is a widely-held belief that content must be tailored for different "kinds" of students--often two differing student groups: a technical group requiring detailed Computer Science knowledge and a separate group requiring less technical, more strategic ICT knowledge and skills. Our institution has produced…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Science, Information Technology, Technological Literacy
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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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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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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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Kearney, Matthew; Maher, Damian – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
An emerging body of literature explores mobile learning in teacher education contexts. A common theme is the facilitation of collaborative, authentic professional learning experiences, often leveraged by the immediate and spontaneous nature of learning in informal settings. This paper takes a snapshot of current developments with mobile learning…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Technology
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Henderson, Michael; Snyder, Ilana; Beale, Denise – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
Social media are widely seen as having transformational potential in school education. However, there is a surprising lack of empirical research in schools about pedagogical designs using social media and particularly the factors that facilitate or hinder desirable outcomes. Consequently, this article offers a review of the limited empirical…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Cooperative Learning, Literature Reviews
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Phillips, Michael – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
Technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) provides a theoretical lens which attempts to identify the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching. While there have been hundreds of studies that have used TPACK to examine what teachers need to know about technology as part of their classroom…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technology Integration, Secondary School Teachers, Workplace Learning
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Sweeney, Trudy; Drummond, Aaron – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
This study examines pre-service teachers' technological, pedagogical and content knowledge and the relationships between the factors influencing the development of this knowledge. It concludes with a discussion about the major implications of these findings for the improvement of pre-service teacher education courses. The participants were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Correlation
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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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Chandler, Paul D.; Redman, Christine – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
The world in which teachers are working is one, thanks to collaborative technologies, in which high levels of interactions among colleagues and the wider educational community can be facilitated. The question, then, is about how to prepare new entrants to the profession to be effectively engaged in this professional reality. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level, Teacher Competencies
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