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University of Wollongong

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

2019

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Artificial Intelligence To Enhance Learning Design In Uow Online, A Unified Approach To Fully Online Learning, Rory L. Sie, Janine Delahunty, Kenton Bell, Alisa J. Percy, Bart Rienties, Trinh Cao, Maarten F. De Laat Jan 2019

Artificial Intelligence To Enhance Learning Design In Uow Online, A Unified Approach To Fully Online Learning, Rory L. Sie, Janine Delahunty, Kenton Bell, Alisa J. Percy, Bart Rienties, Trinh Cao, Maarten F. De Laat

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The current article presents a framework for the design and support of UOW Online, an entirely new unified university strategy for fully online learning. To aid teachers in the learning design process, we aim to create more awareness for teachers by determining the underlying learning design of their subject. To ensure the approach can be scaled up to cater for potentially hundreds of subjects, the manual labeling serves as input for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm that will train a model to label intended learning activities automatically. In addition to student demographics and behavior, the learning design and subject content ...


Facilitating Social Learning In Teacher Education: A Case Study, Emmy Vrieling, A Van Den Beemt, Maarten F. De Laat Jan 2019

Facilitating Social Learning In Teacher Education: A Case Study, Emmy Vrieling, A Van Den Beemt, Maarten F. De Laat

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It is increasingly recognised that social learning by teachers can stimulate professional development. In this study, we search for the social behaviour patterns which can act as a catalyst for professional development, with an explicit focus on student teachers' learning. Based on the 'Dimensions of Social Learning (DSL) Framework', including 4 dimensions and 11 indicators of social learning, the present study explores the social configuration of one network of primary teachers (n = 12), student teachers (n = 12) and teacher educators (n = 2). Two research questions guide this exploration: (1) What patterns of social behaviour in teacher networks are likely to ...


Institutional Technology Adoption And Integration: A Holistic Grass Roots Approach To Inform Institutional Transformation, David Bruce Porter, Kristy Newton, Susan R. Downie, Dave Rigter Jan 2019

Institutional Technology Adoption And Integration: A Holistic Grass Roots Approach To Inform Institutional Transformation, David Bruce Porter, Kristy Newton, Susan R. Downie, Dave Rigter

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The capability to integrate educational technologies has become increasingly important for higher education institutions to be scalable and competitive. Addressing the barriers and enablers for the adoption of educational technologies can potentially catalyse institutional technology initiatives. To address one university’s technology adoption challenges, an ad hoc group of academic and professional staff, representing information technology, the library, educational design, and faculty units engaged in a collaborative reflection and institutional scan to identify the barriers to adoption and potential solutions.Methods: Beginning in April 2018, the group met fortnightly over three months to map the issues related to supporting technology ...


Beyond Time And Space: Using Ai To Solve Client Service Challenges Now And Into The Future, Rory L.L. Sie, Debra Nolan Jan 2019

Beyond Time And Space: Using Ai To Solve Client Service Challenges Now And Into The Future, Rory L.L. Sie, Debra Nolan

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One of the biggest challenges for libraries today is fulfilling client service requests 24/7. We have skilled staff in the Library during the day and evening, and LiveChat for those not able to visit in person, but what happens after hours? Who is there to help those who work shifts, have children, live on the other side of the planet or just prefer studying at 2am? Artificial intelligence (AI) promises an affordable solution, but will it provide the quality, flexibility and authenticity needed to ensure client satisfaction? Importantly, can the accuracy and veracity of responses be assured? At the ...


Journey To The New Frontier: Staff Experience In A Professional Development Program For Digital Dexterity, Renée C. Grant, Courtney A. Shalavin Jan 2019

Journey To The New Frontier: Staff Experience In A Professional Development Program For Digital Dexterity, Renée C. Grant, Courtney A. Shalavin

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A digitally literate workforce is no longer a choice but an imperative in this current era as organisations seek to develop and enable innovators and shapers of the new digital reality. However, it is not enough to be just digitally literate. Digital dexterity is the new frontier, extending beyond digital literacy by providing individuals with the ability to leverage media, information and technology. In a higher education environment, a digitally dexterous workforce is vital to facilitate innovation in learning and teaching and to keep pace with digital scholarship and research. Developing digital dexterity can be challenging due to varying levels ...