The judicious utilization of new technologies through authentic learning in higher education : a case study

Bahr, Nan & Rohner, Cynthia (2004) The judicious utilization of new technologies through authentic learning in higher education : a case study. In Sheehy, Frank & Stauble, Barbar (Eds.) HERDSA Conference Research and Development in Higher Education : Transforming Knowledge into Wisdom : Holistic Approaches to Teaching and Learning , 4-7 July , Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia .

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Though technology holds significant promise for enhanced teaching and learning it is unlikely to meet this promise without a principled approach to course design. There is burgeoning discourse about the use of technological tools and models in higher education, but much of the discussion is fixed upon distance learning or technology based courses. This paper will develop and propose a balanced model for effective teaching and learning for “on campus” higher education, with particular emphasis on the opportunities for revitalisation available through the judicious utilisation of new technologies. It will explore the opportunities available for the creation of more authentic learning environments through the principled design. Finally it will demonstrate with a case study how these have come together enabling the creation of an effective and authentic learning environment for one pre-service teacher education course at the University of Queensland.

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ID Code: 26548
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this proceeding can be freely accessed online via the organiser’s web page (see Official URL).
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Keywords: HERN
ISBN: 0908557582
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2009 23:08
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:58

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