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|Title:||Promoting engagement and interaction through a technology supported learning activity||Contributor(s):||Whale, Sue (author); Fisher, Josie A (author) ; Valenzuela, Fredy (author)||Publication Date:||2012||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11812||Abstract:||In this paper we describe a technology supported learning activity that was developed, implemented and evaluated in a postgraduate, online unit of study offered by the University of New England in 2011. A learner analysis and an analysis of the learning outcomes of the unit informed the development of this activity. The online activity was created within a Wiki and students completed it in the first few weeks of the teaching period. This design was intended to build social presence by encouraging ongoing interaction and engagement in the unit. A constructivist approach was utilised to facilitate this authentic activity in line with theories for learning futures. The activity provided scaffolding for subsequent assessment tasks in the unit. Students' outcomes and their feedback on the activity suggested it was successful in achieving the intended goals.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||ascilite 2012: 29th annual Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education conference - Future challenges, sustainable futures, Wellington, New Zealand, 25th - 28th November, 2012||Conference Details:||ascilite 2012: 29th annual Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education conference - Future challenges, sustainable futures, Wellington, New Zealand, 25th - 28th November, 2012||Source of Publication:||Future challenges, sustainable futures: Proceedings of ascilite Wellington 2012, p. 1044-1047||Publisher:||ASCILITE: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education||Place of Publication:||online||Field of Research (FOR):||150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://www.ascilite2012.org/page.php?31
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