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  • Zhong, Qunyan Maggie (3rd International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity, 2011)
    Learner autonomy has received increasing attention in SLA. However, a literature review indicates that empirical studies focusing on the impact of individual learner factors on learner autonomy are scarce. This study ...
  • Zhong, Qunyan Maggie (5th Independent Learning Association Conference 2012, 2013)
    Learner autonomy has received increasing attention in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Many educators believe that the ultimate goal of teaching is to help students become life-long, independent learners. ...
  • Haines, Karen (WorldCALL 2013 Global perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning, 2015)
    This presentation reports on an investigation into situated teacher learning and their developing understandings of the affordances of new computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools. In-service teachers need to identify ...
  • Gong, Hong-Yu (International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy. (11th), 2013)
    Since its introduction in the mid- 1960s , the teaching of the Chinese language in New Zealand has staked a claim at the table of arts and humanities by emphasizing , first , the importance and antiquity of Chinese ...
  • Youngs, Howard (ILA 2013 Oceania Conference – Building the R & D of Leadership. University of Auckland Business School, Auckland., 2013)
    Distributed leadership is a free-floating concept that is often oversimplified as a mode of leadership and development suitable for twenty-first century organisations, particularly in education. This paper provides an ...
  • Li, Xiaosong (43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013, 2013)
    Inquiry based and constructivist activities can motivate students to take charge of their own learning, understand multiple perspectives and develop high level reasoning skills. This paper describes a case study of six ...
  • Monteiro, Sylila; Sharma, Rashika (Second Annual Conference on Management and Social Sciences (ACMSS), 2013)
    Modem world eLearning environment is transforming educational settings, yet learning remains the overarching element. eLearning is more than a mode of delivery or functionality of technology . It is rather a conscious ...
  • Oldfield, James; Herrington, Jan (Electric Dreams ascilite Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2013)
    In the three short years since the release of the iPad, it has become the object of substantial investment in a number of areas of education. This investment is driving the need for significant research into mobile device ...
  • Duncan, Dawn (Electric Dreams ascilite Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2013)
    This paper outlines a model for the incorporation of storytelling techniques into the design of online courses. There is considerable research in to the power of digital storytelling to transform, engage and educate, yet ...
  • Panko, Mary; Davies, Kathryn; Harfield, Toby; Kenley, Russell (CIB W89: International Conference in Building Education and Research BEAR2008 'Building resilience', 2008)
    Education for the building and construction industry in New Zealand is facing a considerable shift in scale because of the requirement for builder licensing by 2010. The Department of Building and Housing has authorised ...
  • Harfield, Toby; Kenley, Russell; Panko, Mary; Davies, Kathryn (Annual Conference of the Australasian Universities Building Education Association AUBEA 2007, 2007)
    If the extent of the literature is an indicator, educationalists believe that student learning styles are important (see Coffield et al, 2005 for an extensive review). One stream of the literature argues that within all ...
  • Davies, Kathryn; Birchmore, Roger (Conference of the Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA), 2008)
    One of the challenges facing the management of undergraduate research projects is achieving and maintaining consistency in the marking process. High staff turnover, the introduction of new academics to supervisory teams ...
  • Youngs, Howard (2007 ACEL and ASCD International Conference: New imagery for schools and schooling: Challenging, creating and connecting, 2007)
    Leadership in education is at a critical point in relation to practice and research; intensification of work and a preference to prescribe what works contribute to the privileging of formal, individual and task-based forms ...
  • Cochrane, Thomas Donald; Narayan, Vickel; Oldfield, James (Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Conference, 2010)
    This paper critiques eight m-learning projects, including four m-learning projects using iPads in 2010 followed by a further four iPad projects in 2011. Using an action research methodology, the authors explore the ...
  • Benseman, John (New Zealand English Language Partners Annual Conference, Conversations about diversity: inclusion in practice, 2012)
    The purpose of this study was to document and analyse the learning needs and issues of adult refugees with low language and literacy skills by looking at how their prior experiences and current contexts affect their ...
  • John Benseman (2009)
    Workplace literacy and numeracy programmes have gained prominence in countries such as New Zealand for their ability to contribute to a dual agenda of improving productivity and providing educational opportunity for ...
  • Roder, Tabitha; Rata, Nicoletta (Proceedings of Ascilite 2012: Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures, 2012)
    This narrative seeks to identify practices which have enabled staff in eLearning roles to support their peers to increase the use of eLearning within a New Zealand tertiary education context. Specifically, it examines those ...
  • Roder, Tabitha; Rata, Nicoletta (Proceedings of Ascilite 2012: Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures, 2012)
    This paper discusses how Moodle can act as a catalyst in transforming teaching practice. During Unitec‟s implementation of a new eLearning Development Strategy, framed within a broader teaching and learning initiative ...
  • Roder, Tabitha; Rata, Nicoletta (1st Moodle Research Conference, 2012)
    This narrative seeks to identify practices that have enabled staff in eLearning roles to support their peers to increase the use of eLearning within a New Zealand tertiary education context. Specifically, it examines ...
  • Bettina Schwenger; Hazel Owen (The Student Experience, 2009)
    Students' learning experiences and study success can be significantly enhanced through a combined approach that embeds Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills enhancement explicitly into discipline content. An essential ...

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