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Riding the paperless tiger

Mulraney, Rose, Cacciattolo, Marcelle, Eckersley, Bill, Comley, Jenny, Davies, Anne, McLaren, Mary-Rose, Senjov-Makohon, Natalie and Thomas, Peter 2005, Riding the paperless tiger, International journal of technology, knowledge and society, vol. 2, no. 8, pp. 1-8.

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Title Riding the paperless tiger
Author(s) Mulraney, Rose
Cacciattolo, Marcelle
Eckersley, Bill
Comley, Jenny
Davies, Anne
McLaren, Mary-Rose
Senjov-Makohon, Natalie
Thomas, Peter
Journal name International journal of technology, knowledge and society
Volume number 2
Issue number 8
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Champaign, Il..
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1832-3669
Keyword(s) learning
teaching
language
professional action learning team
technology
multi-mode
mixed delivery
webct
CD-ROM
synchronous & asynchronous communication
digital portfolios
Summary Language, Education and Technology, an initial core subject within the Bachelor of Education at Victoria University, Victoria, Australia was selected by Teacher Education staff to develop a multi-mode, mixed delivery approach to teaching and learning. A University Curriculum Innovations Grant supported the Project entitled ‘The paperless tiger: Moving the 1st year B Ed core subject into the online world’. During the planning phase the professional action learning team (academics, Library and IT personnel) faced a series of challenges as we grappled with the idea of facilitating an exploration of the lived experiences of learners. Understanding how Webct, CD-ROM, synchronous and asynchronous communication forums could support face-to-face classes and tutorials was part of the professional learning and debate. During the journey, academics and preservice teachers collected artefacts; and these helped us to unpack our ideas and identify what was most valued in the subject. The preservice teachers used digital portfolio presentations to describe both their personal learning and their growing awareness about learning. Teachers and preservice teachers agreed that stepping outside their comfort zone and facing the challenges i.e. riding the paperless tiger was achievable because it became clear that the ‘learning is in the struggle’
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Common Ground Publishing
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