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Title: Navigating 21st century education: A practical integration strategy for interactive and collaborative learning
Contributor(s): Thorneycroft, Sarah (author)
Publication Date: 2010
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Abstract: Much research exists on the value of using web tools in higher education for more interactive, student-centred learning - social media and web tools should be 'embraced by [universities] to allow faster feedback, broader, more trans-disciplinary learning and allowing the student to join and build communities of experts in their field' (French 2008). However, little is available in the way of practical support strategies for educators to effect this change. Teaching styles often remain unchanged with a lack of support, or worse, change is viewed negatively following a poor experience with ineffective and time-consuming implementation. This paper describes a practical, scaffolded approach to supporting teaching staff across disparate disciplines in integrating social media tools (in this case, online publishing and journaling via web logs, or 'blogs'). It outlines a project in which lecturers developed interactive and collaborative teaching practice via the use of blogs, supported by academic development staff.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: University Learning and Teaching Futures (ULT-Futures) Colloquium: Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline, Armidale, Australia, 8th - 9th September, 2010
Source of Publication: University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium Detailed Program, p. 8-8
Publisher: Teaching and Learning Centre, University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130103 Higher Education
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930201 Pedagogy
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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