06 May 2013 | This paper finds, with some reservations, that massive open online courses (MOOCs) can be as effective a learning experience as face–to–face university courses. In fact, they may actually improve learning outcomes.
22 May 2013 | This preliminary scan of the national and Victorian standards and of Victorian teacher training programs explored the extent to which course descriptions include the skills deemed essential for working with ‘at-risk’, disengaged students.
30 March 2013 | This paper presents the results of a qualitative research project aimed to better understand the key elements of promising bicultural practice in the Northern Territory children and families sector.
13 May 2013 | This article provides an introduction to the createED project – ‘the network idea’; its aims and aspirations – ‘the network ideal’; what transpired on the ground – ‘the network reality’, as well as where it is currently at and where it is headed – ‘the network evolution’.
09 May 2013 |Although growth in the uptake of blogging has stalled somewhat since its heyday in the early 2000s, blogs and other online platforms for personal writing have been of interest to researchers across the social sciences and humanities for a decade now.
30 November 2012 | This article considers ways in which changes in our media environment broaden what we think of as ‘media’, the contexts through which media are produced, used and circulated, and the emergent practices afforded by digital media.
19 March 2013 | This report discusses a representative survey undertaken by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) of 2,400 educators of all roles, grade levels, and subject areas in the United States to find out where the country stands in terms of literacy and student learning.
06 May 2013 | The aim of this paper is to provide an updated description of the level of participation of Indigenous children in early childhood education, as well as an analysis of the differences in outcomes between those children who do and do not attend.
27 March 2013 | This guide explains open educational resources (OER) and the benefits that creating, sharing and using OER can provide.Open educational resources (OER) are learning and teaching materials, freely available online for anyone to use. Examples include full courses, course modules, lectures, games, teaching materials and assignments. They can take the form of text, images, audio, video and may even be interactive.
21 March 2012 | Developed by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) and now updated for 2012, this guide is designed to offer all Australians information about the National Broadband Network.
21 January 2013 | Carey Lyon discusses how the urban environment can be used to create diverse spaces for both learning and research activities within the concept of a ‘vertical campus’ which aims to position students at the centre of the learning experience.
In this talk, Niva Elkin-Koren — former dean of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law and the founding director of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology (HCLT) — shares some insights based on the building of a coalition of higher education institutions in Israel and drafting a code of fair use best practices.
17 August 2012 | Recent public debate about educational quality and standards raises questions about which teaching styles are most effective in supporting student learning. Of all forms of teaching, the lecture is the most traditional. It also has the potential to be the most tedious experience for students.