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Selected Works

2006

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Dr Gerald K. White

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Online Learning Services In First Gear, Gerald White Dec 2005

Online Learning Services In First Gear, Gerald White

Dr Gerald K. White

With the effort expended by educators being the greatest cost of e-learning, this article suggests that unless technology can assist teachers in offering improved learning programs, then its use should be questioned. Many existing software packages known as learning management systems (LMS) are appropriate for managing content, delivering courses and managing student records. They are a specific part of the e-learning agenda but should not be considered comprehensive e-learning packages. In the main, such packages are most suitable for distance learning. E-learning, on the other hand, includes a diversity of learners engaged in technology-enabled services. Education services providers and software ...


Tales From The Edge: How The Web Is Changing Learning., Gerald White Dec 2005

Tales From The Edge: How The Web Is Changing Learning., Gerald White

Dr Gerald K. White

There has been a period of strong growth for the use of the World Wide Web in education in Australia. The focus has been about providing quality educational resources, services and adequate bandwidth for accessing information. However, the uses of the web have changed considerably, with innovative ways of harnessing the new technologies and new thinking about web services which is being called Web 2.0 and is changing the ways that people think, work and learn. Interactive Personal Technologies (IPN) which have been developed more recently have seen remarkable take-up in Australia and globally. This paper and presentation argue ...


Innovating With Technology: The Challenge To Education Policy, Leadership And Management, Gerald White Dec 2005

Innovating With Technology: The Challenge To Education Policy, Leadership And Management, Gerald White

Dr Gerald K. White

This presentation introduces the topic of using ICTs in education from an Australian context by posing the question of 'Why?' It then goes on to briefly examine the introduction of computers and the World Wide Web, cites a seminal report entitled Australia?s Future Using Education Technology, and finally, refers to a paper about the evolution of methods of communication that humans have developed for common use and which are fundamental to education.


Mlearning In Education: A Summary, Heather Watson, Gerald White Dec 2005

Mlearning In Education: A Summary, Heather Watson, Gerald White

Dr Gerald K. White

This review summarises the current situation of mlearning in Australia, identifying government mlearning initiatives and considering the following: delivery issues; the digital divide (access, ICT literacy and information literacy); content issues (available, affordable and appropriate); national strategies (integration, coordination); worldwide mLearning. The authors conclude that education can benefit from using emerging mobile technologies to deliver learning matched to the increasingly 'neomillennial' learning styles of their students. They assert that mLearning is a collection of pieces to be fitted to a learning need, not a single solution. Good teachers, communication, collaboration and stimulating activities are essential.