Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

Journal article

13 May 2014

Abstract: Social media technologies are becoming a fundamental component of education. This study extends the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) to identify factors that influence the perceived advantages and relevance of Facebook as a learning tool. The proposed model is based...

Journal article

15 Feb 2014

As learning technologies are now integral to most higher education student learning experiences, universities need to make strategic choices about what technologies to adopt and how to best support and develop the use of these technologies, particularly in a climate of limited resources. Information from...

Journal article

10 May 2013

The pace of technological change accompanied by an evolution in social, work-based and study behaviours and norms poses particular challenges for universities as they strive to develop high quality and sustainable technology-rich learning environments. Maintaining currency with the latest advances is resource intensive, hence the...

Report

12 Feb 2012

The success of academic blogs depends on the participation and engagement of students. Taking an exploratory approach, this study aims to develop a better understanding of the perceptions of student teachers towards academic blogging, and the factors that motivate them to write academic blogs voluntarily....

Article

27 Aug 2010

The focus of this paper is the provision of teacher professional development as needed – just in time. The specific context is the application of peer mentoring in teaching and learning with interactive whiteboards.

Data was gathered from two research projects that investigated aspects...

Report

9 Aug 2010

Although the roles of tutors in online learning environments are similar to that of the face to face tutor, there are sufficient differences to make e-tutoring challenging to those who have not undertaken such activities previously.

As online learning environments continue to evolve, both...

Journal article

2 Aug 2010

This paper reports one major finding from a large two-year, mixed-methods study that investigated the process of beginning teachers' learning to teach with information and communication technology (ICT). {C}

Among the ten participants involved in the qualitative portion of the study, three stood...

Journal article

2 Aug 2010

Drawing upon the cultural risk perspective and writings on risk taking, this paper seeks to develop ideas relating to the effective use of school cyberspace.

It is argued that some individuals respond to exaggerated, yet seductive, discourses of online risks by over-blocking, unreasonably restricting...

Journal article

26 Jul 2010

In this increasingly convergent and digital world, young people are reportedly using new media with high engagement outside school, yet disengaged in those schools where technology access is low or restricted. Such an apparent disconnection is magnified when predictions of their futures are tied to...

Article

26 Jul 2010

Whilst prior research has identified children as avid users of new technologies, insufficient studies have explored their patterns of use. This paper investigates how New Zealand pre-teens use technology out of school and identifies a typology of technology use.

Two hundred and twenty four...

Article

25 Jun 2010

This qualitative study investigated the impact of using blogs on the clinical reasoning and meta-cognitive skills of undergraduate physiotherapy students in a fieldwork education program.

A blog is a web based document that enables individuals to enter comments and read each others’ comments in...

Report

25 Jun 2010

This paper reports on the uses of interactive whiteboards in 'connected classrooms' in rural New South Wales, Australia. The research specifically focuses on the e2 program, a senior school initiative among five schools that seeks to extend the range of curriculum options available...

Report

7 Jun 2010

This paper provides an overview of the potential of the integration of mobile Web 2.0 tools (based around smartphones) to facilitate social constructivist pedagogies and engage students in tertiary education.

Built on the foundation of four years of research and implementation of mobile learning...

Journal article

4 Jun 2010

This paper discusses the challenges faced by a group of Smart School teachers in a partnership model designed to help them develop professionally through the use of online tools.

This model known as e-CPDelT: Model 2020 is loosely based on the successful, UK based...

Article

31 May 2010

Wikis are widely promoted as collaborative writing tools and are gaining in popularity in educational settings. However, while wikis include features that are designed to facilitate collaboration, it does not necessarily follow that their use will ensure or even encourage collaborative learning behaviour.

The...

Article

31 May 2010

Principles of networked learning, constructivism, and connectivism inform the design of a test case through which secondary students construct personal learning environments for the purpose of independent inquiry.

Emerging web applications and open educational resources are integrated to support a Networked Student Model that...

Article

21 May 2010

Mobile computing devices are increasingly finding a place in universities, putting the pressure on teacher education to consider how best to incorporate the use of these technologies.

At the same time there is pressure from the requirement for teacher education students to develop skills...