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Adaptive quizzes to increase motivation, engagement and learning outcomes in first year accounting

Posted on 28 Feb 2019 with 0 comments
Assessment online Engagement and performance

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This paper presents the findings from a pilot of adaptive quizzes in a fully online unit at an Australian higher education provider. Results indicate that adaptive quizzes contribute to student motivation and engagement, and students perceive that adaptive quizzes support their learning. The results reveal that student scores did not increase significantly as a result of the introduction of adaptive quizzes.


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Academic Twitter and professional learning: myths and realities

Posted on 28 Feb 2019 with 0 comments
Social Media Teacher capacity

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This qualitative study suggests that while Twitter offers informal opportunities for academic development, inhibiting factors prevent staff from establishing their social presence and participating in conversations on academic Twitter.


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Global Education Census report 2018

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ICT in developing countries Learning systems Trends

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The Global Education Census asked close to 20,000 teachers and students around the world what education is like where they are, finding that students and teachers are using multiple platforms to help their learning and teaching. New technologies are seeing widespread use in the classroom, but they haven’t replaced traditional tools.


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NMC Horizon Report > 2018 Higher Education Edition

Australian Educational Technologies Trends (AETT) report
Over 100 leading Australian and international educators and experts concerned with Australian education contributed to this report on how Educational Technologies and the computing curriculum is currently being implemented in Australian schools, and the changes that may occur in the near future (5 years).

Students, computers and learning - making the connection
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