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Designing Webcds: A Low Cost Option To Enhance Learning And Interaction, Meg O'Reilly, Chris Morgan 2010 Southern Cross University

Designing Webcds: A Low Cost Option To Enhance Learning And Interaction, Meg O'Reilly, Chris Morgan

Dr Meg O'Reilly

Candidates of Southern Cross University's Doctor of Business Administration are a unique group. Demands by these senior executives for flexibility of delivery and portability of courseware has been the recent impetus for course redesign. Informed by a student survey and expressed needs of staff, instructional designers focused on a low cost hybrid model for delivery of study resources. A collection of Web linked CDROMs have been designed to utilise advantages of online interaction while storing high resolution video materials without limitations of bandwidth and unwieldy download times. Enhancements to teaching, learning and assessment approaches are discussed.


Staff Development Responses To The Demand For Online Teaching And Learning, Allan Ellis, Meg O'Reilly, Roger Debreceny 2010 Southern Cross University

Staff Development Responses To The Demand For Online Teaching And Learning, Allan Ellis, Meg O'Reilly, Roger Debreceny

Dr Meg O'Reilly

Australian universities are coming under increasing demand to deliver online courses. This demand is driven by four main factors; 1) the increasing availability of multimedia capable computers, fast modems and Internet access; 2) the emergence of online technologies such as the WWW that provides a crossplatform, non-proprietary multimedia delivery system; 3) the promise of enhancements to the quality of the teaching and learning experience; and 4) being part of the global education market. The academic who teaches successfully online now needs a knowledge of both pedagogy as it applies to the online environment and a knowledge of current appropriate software ...


Staff Development By Immersion In Interactive Learning Online, Meg O'Reilly, Jennifer M. Brown 2010 Southern Cross University

Staff Development By Immersion In Interactive Learning Online, Meg O'Reilly, Jennifer M. Brown

Dr Meg O'Reilly

This is a story from an Australian perspective of the changes in staff development approaches over the past few years, in response to the rapidly changing educational and technological environments. In particular the authors reflect upon initiatives implemented and those planned for the future at Southern Cross University, as a result of the impact of staff development activities in our own institution and in other Australian universities to date. The paper concludes with a plan for the Teaching and Learning Centre’s website to move beyond delivery of information, exemplars and resources, to support a program of active immersion of ...


Resource Directory For Assessing Learners Online, Meg O'Reilly 2010 Southern Cross University

Resource Directory For Assessing Learners Online, Meg O'Reilly

Dr Meg O'Reilly

To address the need for critical research, and to target access to the wide range of resources in the field of online assessment practices in higher education now published on the Internet itself, a research project has recently commenced at Southern Cross University. This project aims to improve the online assessment practices of academic staff through reflective practice and action research. An accompanying website is under development to provide a directory of resources including examples of the practices and theories pertaining to assessment online, as well as links to published literature. The poster presentation will provide access to this resource ...


Educational Design As Transdisciplinary Partnership: Supporting Assessment Design For Online, Meg O'Reilly 2010 Southern Cross University

Educational Design As Transdisciplinary Partnership: Supporting Assessment Design For Online, Meg O'Reilly

Dr Meg O'Reilly

The design of student assessment for the online context can be a disquieting experience without the support of colleagues and a group of peers from across a range of disciplines with whom to share ideas. This paper reports on interviews conducted with academic “peak performers” as well as some educational design practitioners about the current practices of designing for online assessment. A transdisciplinary approach to educational design is proposed for further exploration.


Juntas De Gobierno: Funciones, Jesús Galaz-Fontes 2010 Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Juntas De Gobierno: Funciones, Jesús Galaz-Fontes

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

No abstract provided.


Engaging College Communities: The Impact Of Residential Colleges In Australian Higher Education, Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards 2010 ACER

Engaging College Communities: The Impact Of Residential Colleges In Australian Higher Education, Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards

Professor Hamish Coates

This briefing affirms that residential colleges make a significant contribution to higher education in Australia. Colleges have been part of university life in this country for over 150 years, with the first college being founded in 1856, just six years after the foundation of University of Sydney. Collegiate education is growing today. Colleges are strengthening their links with academic and professional communities. The Association of Heads of Australian University Colleges and Halls Inc (AHAUCHI) provides national leadership. Markwell (2007) has explored the contributions made by colleges to excellence and equity in Australian higher education. Recent educational redesigns hint that the ...


International Students’ Engagement With Effective Educational Practices : A Cross-National Comparison, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates, Ali Radloff 2010 ACER

International Students’ Engagement With Effective Educational Practices : A Cross-National Comparison, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates, Ali Radloff

Professor Hamish Coates

International students in USA universities have higher levels of engagement with their institution when compared to international students enrolled in Australasian universities. ❚ The largest difference between USA and Australian international students was related to student and staff interactions. ❚ The growth in engagement with their institution between first and later year students among the international cohort is more prominent among those enrolled in USA than those in Australia or New Zealand. ❚ Among Australasian higher education students the international student group on average have higher levels of engagement than domestic students. ❚ When compared cross-nationally, the engagement score difference between international students in ...


The Australian Academic Profession In 2007 : A First Analysis Of The Survey Results, Hamish Coates, Leo Goedegebuure, Jeannet Van der Lee, Lynn Meek 2010 ACER

The Australian Academic Profession In 2007 : A First Analysis Of The Survey Results, Hamish Coates, Leo Goedegebuure, Jeannet Van Der Lee, Lynn Meek

Professor Hamish Coates

This report provides a preliminary overview of the outcomes of the Australian Changing Academic Profession (CAP) Survey. The results of this national survey of Australian academics supports the notion that change has been profound and sometimes quite dramatic within the Australian higher education system. Conditions are perceived to have deteriorated, there is much pressure to perform, and there is a perception of managerialism within the sector. Yet, survey results also show that this is but one side of the coin of Australian academe. The other side is one of job satisfaction, of relative autonomy, of international collaboration and of involvement.


Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending October 10, 2010, Margaret N. Rees 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Walking Box Ranch Planning And Design Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending October 10, 2010, Margaret N. Rees

Walking Box Ranch

  • UNLV Public Safety is assisting in identifying security methods needed to guarantee safety and security at the ranch after project completion. This effort will involve the assistance of Metro CPTED program officers as design proceeds.
  • UNLV IT is determining the extent to which they can assist with networking and technology issues as project design moves forward. They may assist in identifying consultants to hire to assist with technology.
  • We have solicited research/education proposals from UNLV faculty for projects to be initiated in the coming year. The goal is to provide seed funding for projects that will expand as the ...


Community Health Assesments, F. Scutchfield 2010 University of Kentucky

Community Health Assesments, F. Scutchfield

F. Douglas Scutchfield MD

No abstract provided.


A Dire Need, Mohammad Ali 2010 Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

A Dire Need, Mohammad Ali

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Community Health Assesments, F. Douglas Scutchfield MD 2010 University of Kentucky

Community Health Assesments, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health Presentations

No abstract provided.


From Walls To Steps: Using Online Automatic Homework Checking Tools To Improve Learning In Introductory Programming Courses, Dwayne Towell, Brent Reeves 2010 Abilene Christian University

From Walls To Steps: Using Online Automatic Homework Checking Tools To Improve Learning In Introductory Programming Courses, Dwayne Towell, Brent Reeves

School of Information Technology and Computing

We describe the motivation, design, and implementation of a web-based automatic homework checker for Programming I and Programming II courses. Motivated by a problem-based-learning approach, we redesigned our first course to have over 70 short programming assignments. The goal was to change conceptual "walls" into "steps", so that students would not feel overwhelmed at any point in time. At each step along the way, it must be clear where the student is and the next step must feel attainable. Over the last 3 years, we have learned much about proper "step-size" and sequencing of problems. We describe how current computer ...


Academic And Social Challenges Facing Students With Developmental And Learning Disabilities In Higher Institutions, Dr Williams Obiozor, V Onu, Ifeanyi Ugwoegbu 2010 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria

Academic And Social Challenges Facing Students With Developmental And Learning Disabilities In Higher Institutions, Dr Williams Obiozor, V Onu, Ifeanyi Ugwoegbu

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

African societies have much to learn from the exemplary programs and projects on disabilities, adult literacy and special education provisions in developed societies, like the United States, where effective legislations, curriculum and support services are provided at all levels for individuals with disabilities. This paper discusses the academic and social challenges facing students with developmental and learning disabilities in higher institutions; including available services in institutions of higher learning for such individuals-something that is yet to be introduced or effectively conducted in most African nations unlike in the United States. This paper noted the challenges which developmental and learning disabilities ...


The Minutes Of The Marshall University Board Of Governors Meeting, October 8, 2010, Marshall University Board of Governors 2010 Marshall University

The Minutes Of The Marshall University Board Of Governors Meeting, October 8, 2010, Marshall University Board Of Governors

Board of Governors Minutes

No abstract provided.


Wikis In Higher Education: Collaborative By Nature Or Design?, Deborah LaPointe, Claire Conrad 2010 University of New Mexico

Wikis In Higher Education: Collaborative By Nature Or Design?, Deborah Lapointe, Claire Conrad

Education Faculty Publications

Web 2.0 has shifted attention from the content presented on a Web site to a focus on the contributors of the content and the interactions that lead to the development of the content. One Web 2.0 technology is a wiki. A wiki is commonly defined as a set of related Web 2.0 pages that can be authored and edited collectively. The premise underlying wikis is that the convenience of creating content in easily accessible work areas on the Web provides opportunity for all to collaborate. This qualitative study examined the experiences of two groups of learners who ...


Designing For User Engagement: The Altc Exchange For Higher Education, Meg O'Reilly, Geraldine Lefoe, Robyn Philip, Dominique Parrish 2010 Southern Cross University

Designing For User Engagement: The Altc Exchange For Higher Education, Meg O'Reilly, Geraldine Lefoe, Robyn Philip, Dominique Parrish

Dr Meg O'Reilly

The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) has recently completed research to inform development of the ALTC Exchange, a new online service for learning and teaching in Australia. The research investigated resource identification and contribution, engagement with the repository and user community, and associated peer review and commentary processes. This article focuses on the data obtained and recommendations developed for engagement of potential end users. It reports a literature review and findings, including an international perspective on the ALTC Exchange, with specific focus on prospective user needs, contexts of use and policies necessary to facilitate engagement ...


Innovations In Online Assessment, Chris Morgan, Meg O'Reilly 2010 Southern Cross University

Innovations In Online Assessment, Chris Morgan, Meg O'Reilly

Dr Meg O'Reilly

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Tensions In Educational And Instructional Design In Australian Universities, Jennifer Bird, Chris Morgan, Meg O'Reilly 2010 Southern Cross University

Exploring The Tensions In Educational And Instructional Design In Australian Universities, Jennifer Bird, Chris Morgan, Meg O'Reilly

Dr Meg O'Reilly

No abstract provided.


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