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Technology advances : transforming university teaching through professional development

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posted on 2005-01-01, 00:00 authored by C Brack, Gayani Samarawickrema, R Benson
Increasing use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in universities is a global trend. However, many teaching academics are unfamiliar with the possibilities of ICTs and have limited understanding of how to integrate them into their teaching in pedagogically appropriate ways. Th is highlights a need for universities to provide professional development opportunities to assist staff to better understand their teaching practices, and the theoretical perspectives underpinning them, in order to exploit current educational technologies for the benefi t of student learning. This paper introduces the broad trends infl uencing the advancement of technology in higher education before considering the opportunities that the new context off ers for pushing the boundaries of theory and practice relating to learning and teaching in higher education. It then describes an online professional development initiative which responds to these opportunities. Th is is an exemplars website entitled Designing Electronic Learning and Teaching Approaches (DELTA) which has been introduced at Monash University to support pedagogically appropriate teaching with technology.

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Event

Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Conference (2005 : Sydney, N.S.W.)

Pagination

50 - 59

Publisher

HERDSA

Location

Sydney, N.S.W.

Place of publication

Milperra, N.S.W.

Start date

2005-07-03

End date

2005-07-06

ISBN-13

9780908557622

ISBN-10

0908557620

Language

eng

Notes

Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed; E Conference publication

Copyright notice

2005, The Authors

Editor/Contributor(s)

A Brew, C Asmar

Title of proceedings

HERDSA 2005 : Higher education in a changing world

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