The Rippling Pond: Ruminations And Other Musings On The Development And Use Of An Online Leanring Environment In The Faculty Of Information Technology

Partridge, Helen L. & Edwards, Sylvia L. (2004) The Rippling Pond: Ruminations And Other Musings On The Development And Use Of An Online Leanring Environment In The Faculty Of Information Technology. In OLT 2004: Exploring Integrated Learning Environments: A national forum for sharing information on engaging, designing, assessing, and collaborating in online learning and teaching, Brisbane, Australia, 3 November 2004. Brisbane, Australia.


The Faculty of Information Technology at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is committed to ensuring that its students are not only discipline savvy but highly information literate. To facilitate the development of information literacy the Faculty, in collaboration with the university’s Teaching and Learning Support Services (TALSS), supported a project which involved the creation of an online learning tool known as the Reflective Online Searching Skills (ROSS) Environment. ROSS aims to be a flexible and interactive online learning site for developing student skills and knowledge within the area of online searching. The paper will outline the development of ROSS, explaining how QUT’s Online Teaching (OLT) multimedia technology has been used in the learning environment. A case study of how ROSS is being used within the unit ITB322 Information Resources will be presented. The paper discusses the practical implications of using online learning environments to facilitate student development of online searching skills. The discussion will focus on what the authors have learnt as educators and how they are continuing to craft the educational experience from a holistic perspective

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ID Code: 1004
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: e, learning, online learning and teaching, online searching, information literacy, holistic approaches to teaching and learning, HERN
ISBN: 1741070805
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 11 Apr 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:07

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