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)

Introduction

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.

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Papers from 2008

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CSCI: A LEAP into the future, J. Abrantes, A. Porter, W. Meyers, Ray Stace, Willy Susilo, A. Krishna, Z. Q. Zhou, D. Judge, R. Franks, and Tianbing Xia

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Constructivist-based location-aware mobile learning activity, P. Anand

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Applying a design-based research approach to the determination and application of the critical elements of an authentic assessment, K. Ashford-Rowe

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Facilitating online interaction using community building strategies, C. Bartlett

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Development of a knowledge management system within the system of schools comprising the Catholic Education Office Diocese of Wollongong, J. Comensoli

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Supporting the use of learning objects in the K-12 environment: A design-based research project, W. Cotton

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Using design-based research to produce strategies for synchronous literacy for Indigenous learners, Michelle Eady

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Reviewing research into technology in Hong Kong higher education, R. Fox and J. Pearson

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An introduction to the potential of social networking sites in education, S. Griffith and L. Liyanage

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Using technology to motivate student learning, R. Handley

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Using a design-based research paradigm to develop an online course aimed at disseminating research findings and informing practice, G. Hood

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The potential affordances of enterprise wikis for creating community in research networks, N. F. Johnson, R. J. Clarke, and J. Herrington

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Developing a bilingual blog as a platform for language learning in French: A pilot study, H. Jones and A. Bissoonauth-Bedford

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The use of new technologies in advanced Italian classes, S. Leone

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Using a design based research approach to explore the ways that primary school teachers conceptualise authentic learning: A work in progress, J. Mantei

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A tale of two communities: How online programs can support the diverse needs of commencing and competing PhD candidates, D. L. Martin and A. Woods

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A learning architecture framework (LAF) for developing community, engagement and professional identity for pre-service teachers, C. McLoughlin, M. J. Lee, and J. Brady

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Getting electronic portfolios up to standard: Preparing to implement an electronic portfolio (efolio), I. Olney

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Conference Program - Emerging Technologies Conference, I. W. Olney, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Jessica Mantei, and J. Herrington

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The travel project: designing and implementing an online community of learners using design based research, Mariolina Pais Marden

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Understanding the experience of university students as facilitators of the learning process within the medium of online discussion forums, M. Sandor and N. Harris

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An evaluation of nursers' workplace clinical skills development facilitated by the use of an intranet based learning resource, R. Sprod

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Using digital design tools in the character design classroom, R. Thienmongkol

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The affordances of computer play in young children: A preliminary study, I. Verenikina and J. Herrington

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The dynamics of mathematical connection using F2F or video conferencing, A. L. Worthy, K. I. Arul, and G. Brickell

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Student experiences of course management systems in a Hong Kong institution, A. Yuen, R. Fox, A. Sun, and L. Deng