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The teleological reason why ICTs limit choice for university learners and learning

Jones, D., & Muldoon, N. (2007). The teleological reason why ICTs limit choice for university learners and learning. In R. J. Atkinson, C. McBeath, S. K. A. Soong, & C. Cheers (Eds.), ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning. Proceedings ASCILITE Singapore 2007 (pp. 450–459). Singapore. This version is slightly modified. The descriptions in the

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L&T Orientation for new Academic staff (S1, 2017)

Yesterday I helped out with the folk running the session intended to orient new full-time teaching academics to teaching at our institution. What follows are the slides, other resources, and some initial reflections on the session. Slides Resources McWilliam, E. (2008). Unlearning how to teach. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 45(3), 263–269. Snowden, D.

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Open Educational Practice and Preservice Teacher Education: Understanding past practice and future possibilities

Albion, P., Jones, D., Jones, J., & Campbell, C. (2017). Open Educational Practice and Preservice Teacher Education: Understanding past practice and future possibilities. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017. Outstanding paper award Abstract ‘Open’ is a commonly applied descriptor for a variety of educational initiatives but its meaning

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Am I (or my team) ready to apply for an AAUT?

The following provides access to range of resources associated with the institutional process for supporting USQ staff considering applying for the 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT). The process started with two sessions A information session titled: Am I (or my team) ready to apply? A Citations and Awards Workshop to help those who

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The PEBKAC problems of digital L&T and how to solve it?

"PEBKAC" (CC BY-NC 2.0) by Rafa Esteve   PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair) is just one of the terms IT folk use to express their frustration with the apparent stupidity of users. A frustration perhaps overshadowed by that felt by the end users who – as digital technology becomes pervasive within organisations – are increasingly frustrated

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Open, education, institutions and culture

Today the good folk at my institution’s library (and others I assume) are running a symposium “exploring current practice and future potential for open educational practice and libraries”. As most of the participants are employed by institutions (and the libraries thereof) there appears to be much interest in how institutions can support, encourage and enable

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