Olney, I., Lefoe, G, Mantei, J. & Herrington, J. (Eds.). (2008). Proceedings of the Second Emerging Technologies Conference 2008. Wollongong, University of Wollongong. ISBN: 978-1-74128-157-6 (online)
Learning and teaching in higher education is experiencing rapid change, in part, as a result of the influences of emerging technologies. These proceedings are the refereed papers of the 2nd Annual Conference on Emerging Technologies conducted by the University of Wollongong’s Centre for Educational Development and Interactive Resources (CEDIR) and the Faculty of Education’s Research Centre for Interactive Learning Environments (RILE) between 18 - 20 June 2008. The conference provided a showcase for research into these technologies and an insight into the way they can be used to promote meaningful learning in the higher education sector.
Papers have undergone a double blind peer refereeing process to Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) standards. The papers have been assessed as providing information that increases the stock of knowledge and the use of this knowledge to devise new applications; they are original and have the potential to produce results; they represent substantial scholarly activity; and they have validity through a peer validation process. Further details of refereeing are included in the Conference Program available below.
We thank the following people who kindly reviewed papers for the conference: Gwyn Brickell , Christine Brown, Rodney Clark, Wayne Cotton, Bob Corderoy, Liping, Deng, Brian Ferry, Jan Herrington, Tony Herrington, Garry Hoban, Gordon Joughin, Nicola Johnson, Hazel Jones, Lisa Kervin, Julie Kiggins, Sarah Lambert, Mark Lee, Jessica Mantei, Catherine McLoughlin, Wendy Meyers, Ian Olney, Anne Porter, Ray Stace, Irina Verenikina, Annette Worthy, Allan Yuen.
Papers from the Design-based Research Symposium
The following papers were presented as part of a special symposium on the Design-based Research approach. They present the research designs of a range of studies that are being conducted across discipline areas: Anand / Ashford-Rowe / Comensoli / Eady / Handley / Hood / Mantei / Pais Marden.
Papers from 2008
CSCI: A LEAP into the future, J. Abrantes, A. Porter, W. Meyers, Ray Stace, W. Susilo, A. Krishna, Z. Q. Zhou, D. Judge, R. Franks, and T. B. Xia
Reviewing research into technology in Hong Kong higher education, R. Fox and J. Pearson
An introduction to the potential of social networking sites in education, S. Griffith and L. Liyanage
Using technology to motivate student learning, R. Handley
The potential affordances of enterprise wikis for creating community in research networks, N. F. Johnson, R. J. Clarke, and J. Herrington
Developing a bilingual blog as a platform for language learning in French: A pilot study, H. Jones and A. Bissoonauth-Bedford
A learning architecture framework (LAF) for developing community, engagement and professional identity for pre-service teachers, C. McLoughlin, M. J. Lee, and J. Brady
Conference Program - Emerging Technologies Conference, I. Olney, Geraldine E. Lefoe, J. Mantei, and J. Herrington
Using digital design tools in the character design classroom, R. Thienmongkol
The affordances of computer play in young children: A preliminary study, I. Verenikina and J. Herrington
The dynamics of mathematical connection using F2F or video conferencing, A. L. Worthy, K. I. Arul, and G. Brickell
Student experiences of course management systems in a Hong Kong institution, A. Yuen, R. Fox, A. Sun, and L. Deng