Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Developing eTivities for Teaching and Learning @UOW (DRAFT)

Further reading and resources

Al-Fadhli, S., & Khalfan, A. (2009). Developing critical thinking in e-learning environment: Kuwait University as a case study. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 34(5), 529.

Building Creative Capacity Building in University Graduates: What we can learn from boids and voids. (2008, October 22). . Text.Serial.Journal, . Retrieved April 11, 2011, from

Clark, R. E., van Merriƫnboer, J. J. G., & de Croock, M. B. M. (2002). Blueprints for complex learning: The 4C/ID-model. Educational Technology Research and Development, 50(2), 39-61. doi:10.1007/BF02504993

Cole, M. (2009). Using Wiki technology to support student engagement: Lessons from the trenches. Computers & Education, 52(1), 141-146. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2008.07.003

Conole, G., Dyke, M., Oliver, M., & Seale, J. (2004). Mapping pedagogy and tools for effective learning design. Computers and Education, 43(1), 17–33.

Dron, J., & Bhattacharya, M. (2007). A Dialogue on E-Learning and Diversity: the Learning Management System vs the Personal Learning Environment.

Gosper, M., McNeill, M., Phillips, R., Preston, G., Woo, K., & Green, D. (2010). Web-based lecture technologies and learning and teaching: a study of change in four Australian universities. ALT-J, 18(3), 251–263.

Inglis, A. (1999). Delivering Digitally: Managing the Transition to the Knowledge Media. Open and distance learning series. London: Kogan Page.

Jaques, D. (2007). Learning in Groups: A Handbook for Face-to-Face and Online Environments (4th ed.). Abingdon, N.Y: Routledge.

Kennedy, G. (2009). The Seduction of the New: Balancing Web 2 Cool with Coalface Realities. Presented at the Blended Learning Conference 2009, University of Queensland. Retrieved from

Lee, J. (2010). Design of blended training for transfer into the workplace. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(2), 181-198. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2008.00909.x

Ludwig-Hardman, S. (2003). Case study: Instructional design strategies that contribute to the development of online learning community. University of Colorado at Denver, United States -- Colorado.

Moore, S., Armstrong, C., & Pearson, J. (2008). Lecture absenteeism among students in higher education: a valuable route to understanding student motivation. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 30(1), 15. doi:10.1080/13600800701457848

Pulford, B. D. (2009). The influence of advice in a virtual learning environment. British Journal of Educational Technology, 9999(9999). doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2009.00995.x

Robertson, J. (n.d.). The educational affordances of blogs for self-directed learning. Computers & Education, In Press, Accepted Manuscript. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2011.03.003

Rowntree, D., Open University. (1994). Preparing Materials for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning: An Action Guide for Teachers and Trainers. Open and distance learning series. London: Kogan Page.

Salmon, G. (2002). E-Tivities: The Key to Active Online Learning. London: Kogan Page.

Salmon, G., Ebrary. (2008a). How to Create Podcasts for Education. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education.

Salmon, G., Ebrary. (2008b). Podcasting for Learning in Universities. Maidenhead: Open University Press [Imprint].

Salmon, G., Inc. (2000). E-Moderating the Key to Teaching and Learning Online. Open and distance learning series. London: Kogan Page.

Su, B. (2006). Experiences of and preferences for interactive instructional activities in online learning environment. Indiana University, United States -- Indiana.

Ten web 2.0 things you can do in 10 minutes to be a more successful eLearning professional. (2008). . Retrieved from

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning. (2008). Issues in distance education. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.

University of Leicester- Designing E-Learning (Gilly Salmon). (2008). . Retrieved from

Voigt, C., Barker, S., King, S., Macfarlane, K., Sawyer, T., & Scutter, S. (n.d.). Conceptualising social networking capabilities: Connections, objects, power and affect.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Visual Learning Design Sequence

Developing a blended model for Post grad

Professional development workshop
Date: 21 Dec, 1- 230pm


Support subject design in blended and distance technology supported delivery


  1. Discuss participants vision for course; “What do you want the participants to get from the learning experience?”
  2. Discuss subject learning objectives including teacher/student interaction.
  3. Examine subject course and subject outline

  1. Explore model of Blended Delivery using VLDS
  2. Consider elements in blended delivery: learning space, resources & supports, activities & assessment
  3. What is the role of the teacher in blended delivery? (curriculum and pedagogy)

  1. Putting it all together: Pedagogy + Learning Objectives + tools- edu academic as expert
  2. Documenting and sharing designs (VLDS)

Pre-workshop activities


Look at some learning Design models used for Blended delivery at UOW


Lee, J. (2010). Design of blended training for transfer into the workplace. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(2), 181-198. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2008.00909.x

Lee examines effective factors in design of blended learning. Practical examples as well as a review of the literature are included. Excerpts:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

UOW School "Fan Page" on Facebook

Looks like Schools across UOW are starting to move into the "virtual campus" with the inclusion of Facebook pages. The School of Biological Sciences have created a page in accordance with UOW Policy requirements and received the OK from the "Mother Ship"

To check it out go to

Thursday, August 19, 2010

TELL Workshop: mLearning August 2010

TELL Project- M-Learning workshop (1hr 15 min)
Presented by Wendy Meyers,

Aim of workshop
  • Investigate potential of mLearning for language teaching
  • Engage teachers in exploring pedagogies for mLearning
  • Discuss research in field of mLearning in language education
  • Explore tools for use in mLearning

Pre workshop activity
Academics to bring mobile technologies
Text questions: What do you want to know about mLearning for language education.

1. “show and tell”- ActivityDiscussion of mobile technologies brought along by academics. Why was it chosen and how could it be used in teaching and learning.

2. Defining mLearning
Exploring the literature

3. Students mobile technologiesWhat mobile technologies do your students use?
What ones might be able to be used for mobile learning?

4. What pedagogical approaches are suitable for mLearning?
New Technologies New Pedagogies: Final report 2008

5. Uses of mLearning
  • Resources
  • Learning task, activities & assessment
  • Learning Supports

6. Small group activity: Develop an mLearning learning activity

7. References & Resources

  • Kukulska-Hulme, A. (2009). Will mobile learning change language learning? RECALL, 21, 157-165. doi:10.1017/S0958344009000202
  • Kukulska-Hulme, A., & Shield, L. (2007). An overview of mobile assisted language learning: can mobile devices support collaborative practice in speaking and listening? Retrieved September, 24, 2007.
  • Kukulska-Hulme, A., & Shield, L. (2008). An overview of mobile assisted language learning: From content delivery to supported collaboration and interaction. ReCALL, 20(03), 271–289.
  • New technologies, new pedagogies: using mobile technologies to develop new ways of teaching and learning | Australian Learning and Teaching Council. (n.d.). . Retrieved August 18, 2010, from
  • Thornton, P., & Houser, C. (2005). Using mobile phones in English education in Japan. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 21(3), 217–228.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Math Project: Discussion document

This is a discussion document for the UOW Math Project.
"From resources creation to learning"

This image visually represents the elements involved in the transition from the creation of resources to support Mathematics learning through to effective delivery within the Higher Education context.

Authors: Wendy Meyers, Sue Denny and Graham Williams