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Digital Storytelling As A Disciplinary Literacy Enhancement Tool For Efl Students, Nadezdha Chubko, Julia Morris, David H. Mckinnon, Eileen Slater, Geoff W. Lummis Jan 2020

Digital Storytelling As A Disciplinary Literacy Enhancement Tool For Efl Students, Nadezdha Chubko, Julia Morris, David H. Mckinnon, Eileen Slater, Geoff W. Lummis

ECU Publications Post 2013

This research compared the process of disciplinary literacy acquisition of students who experienced two different pedagogical approaches to learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics through astronomy (STEM-A). The objective of this study was to explore the impact of a digital storytelling (DST) educational technology intervention in a STEM-A context on the process of disciplinary literacy acquisition of students who were learning English as a foreign language (EFL). The research was designed as a type IV case study with a sample of 30 students from Kyrgyzstan aged between 12 and 16 years. Data were collected from written responses to the astronomy ...


Solo Taxonomy As Efl Students’ Disciplinary Literacy Evaluation Tool In Technology-Enhanced Integrated Astronomy Course, Nadezhda Chubko, Julia E. Morris, David H. Mckinnon, Eileen V. Slater, Geoffrey W. Lummis Jan 2019

Solo Taxonomy As Efl Students’ Disciplinary Literacy Evaluation Tool In Technology-Enhanced Integrated Astronomy Course, Nadezhda Chubko, Julia E. Morris, David H. Mckinnon, Eileen V. Slater, Geoffrey W. Lummis

ECU Publications Post 2013

Whilst the role of disciplinary literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is becoming more prominent, there appears to be little adaptation or allowance made for English as a foreign or second language (EFL/ESL) students learning science in English, as well as no clear understanding of what comprises disciplinary literacy in science. In this article, we define the construct of disciplinary literacy in science education and justify the use of the Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy (Biggs and Collis, Teaching for quality learning at university 1982) as a tool for measuring EFL students’ disciplinary ...


Online Moderation Of External Assessment Using Pairwise Judgements, Christopher Paul Newhouse, Pina Tarricone Jan 2016

Online Moderation Of External Assessment Using Pairwise Judgements, Christopher Paul Newhouse, Pina Tarricone

ECU Publications Post 2013

When an assessment involves judgement by more than one assessor, it is usual to consider that some form of moderation is required to ensure consistent results. This often involves face-to-face meetings to compare judgements, and agree upon a score or grade. As well as inconsistency between assessors there is typically substantial error due to inconsistency in judgement between student performances by individual assessors. This is particularly the case where judgements are necessarily highly subjective. The traditional forms of moderation tend to be logistically difficult and analytical scoring using devices such as rubrics make generating reliable scores difficult. It is likely ...


We've Thrown Away The Pens, But Are They Learning? Using Blogs In Higher Education, Katrina Strampel, Ron Oliver Jan 2008

We've Thrown Away The Pens, But Are They Learning? Using Blogs In Higher Education, Katrina Strampel, Ron Oliver

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

In today’s university classrooms, “the time of restricting students products and learning opportunities to ink on paper are past” (Siegle, 2007). Blogs are only one of many computer-mediated technologies starting to dominate blended and wholly online courses. Most people assume that using these technologies, because it is what the students want, will translate into increased learning opportunities. As the literature continuously asserts, however, learning, and especially reflection, does not just happen (Boud, Keogh, & Walker, 1985). It seems imperative, therefore, that extra measures are taken when any technology is being implemented in a university classroom to ensure high levels of ...


On-Line Training For Smes: Final Report, Beth Walker, Beverley Webster, Sue Stoney Jan 2005

On-Line Training For Smes: Final Report, Beth Walker, Beverley Webster, Sue Stoney

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

This research aimed to explore the appropriateness of on-line training delivery methods for small business owner/managers.

It is widely recognised that training and education are effective ways to reduce small business failure. In Australia, small business accounts for 96 percent of Australian private sector, non-agricultural businesses and they employ 47 percent of the private sector, non-agricultural workforce. Not surprisingly then, encouraging the development of the skills of the workforce has emerged as a major priority for government policy. However, what is also recognised is that many small business owner/managers (SBOs) have limited e-competencies.

Results of this research confirmed ...


Computer Education: New Perspectives, Martyn Wild (Ed.) Jan 1994

Computer Education: New Perspectives, Martyn Wild (Ed.)

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

Computer technologies were introduced into educational contexts over two decades ago and while there is some argument about the extent to which computers have realised their potential, they have undoubtedly had a significant impact on education. A look into any school will reveal computers being used widely by clerical staff, teachers and children.

It is clear that computers are here to stay, but it is less clear as to how effectively they are being used in the learning process. Teachers not only need to use computers but they need to use them well, and in order to do this they ...


Societal Change And Its Impact On Education: Presentations To The Waier Seminar 1980, Bruce Haynes (Ed.) Jan 1983

Societal Change And Its Impact On Education: Presentations To The Waier Seminar 1980, Bruce Haynes (Ed.)

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

No abstract provided.


Proceedings Of The Seventh Annual Science Education Conference: Theme: Science Education In The Eighties, Denis Goodrum (Ed.) Jan 1981

Proceedings Of The Seventh Annual Science Education Conference: Theme: Science Education In The Eighties, Denis Goodrum (Ed.)

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

No abstract provided.