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Stevens, Tony – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
The dynamics of how students respond to each other during online discussions in a blended learning environment remains under-explored in the literature. How this technology shapes interaction when used in conjunction with traditional teaching methods and the practices of learners in these multi-site situations is a significant educational issue.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology
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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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McGuckin, Teneale Alyce; Sealey, Rebecca Maree – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
University initiatives that enhance a students' sense of belonging may increase student retention and the overall student experience. Previous initiatives have largely focussed on face-to-face interactions however with the high usage of social networking, an online initiative may prove beneficial. The aim of this study was to establish a Facebook…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Academic Persistence
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Clements, Di; Grover, David; Grover, Pam; Hearne, Dominic; Knipe, Steven; Martin, Kim; Pazzi, Georgina; Pollard, Edward; Prestridge, Sarah – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Transformational leadership is essential in education as it empowers educators to make positive changes to the way they think, feel and act in improving learning for all. Reflection is a vital element of leading the change process. In relation to participating in the ACCE study tour experience, reflection allows one to sit and think about the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Change, Transformational Leadership, Reflection
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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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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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Australian Educational Computing, 2012
This article presents the ACCE/ACS National Educator and Leader of the Year winners. Anne Mirtschin is the recipient of the ACCE/ACS 2012 Educator of the Year Award. Mirtschin is an innovative teacher at Hawkesdale P-12 College a small rural school that is isolated culturally and geographically. She uses online tools and technology to create…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Awards, Active Learning, Global Education
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Fahser-Herro, Danielle; Steinkuehler, Constance – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Literacy skills honed from reading books and writing papers has long been recognized as invaluable to building and sustaining intellect. Educators are charged with strengthening literacy programs, and they typically rely on conventional practices and increased time focusing on text-based media to do so, yet their efforts have not significantly…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Definitions, Educational Practices
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Whyburn, Lucinda; Way, Jennifer – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
This study investigates primary school students' perceptions of interactive whiteboard technology and its influence on their learning during mathematics instruction. Using Bubble Dialogue templates, group interviews and lesson observations to gather data on student views and the classroom context, a theme-based description of student perceptions…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Interaction, Mathematics Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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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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Kang, Myunghee; Heo, Heeok; Jo, Il-Hyun; Shin, Jongho; Seo, Jeonghee – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Educational performance based on the learning outcomes of formal schooling in a future knowledge society could be significantly different from that of today. This study investigates the possibilities of developing an educational performance indicator for new-millennium learners (NMLs). The researchers conducted literature reviews, a meeting of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Factor Analysis, Information Management, Expertise
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Watts, Liz; Brennan, Sharon; Phelps, Renata – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
iPads have only been on the market since April 2010 but have rapidly gained great attention within educational communities. While their potential to support teaching and learning has been advocated by many, as yet little empirical research has been released on their application in primary and secondary classrooms. This paper reports on an action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Disabilities
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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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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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Jones, Anthony; Reynolds, Nicholas – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
Most children talk to their parents about what they learned at school. Parents hear about books read, pictures drawn, stories written and games played. But how often do parents hear of children using ICT to make multimedia stories with a mathematical focus? In this paper the term "multimodality" will be used to describe such activities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Curriculum Development, Grade 4
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