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Journal Issue
Volume 8 Issue 1 / Jan 2010  pp1‑50

Editor: Shirley Williams

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Emerging Patterns in Transferring Assessment Practices from F2f to Online Environments  pp1‑12

Ronald Beebe, Selma Vonderwell, Marius Boboc

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Exploring Students use of ICT and Expectations of Learning Methods  pp13‑20

Allison Littlejohn, Anoush Margaryan, Gabriele Vojt

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Abstract

This study investigates changing patterns in students use of electronic tools over a four year period, mapping changes in social communications with expectations in formal learning. The data, collected from 2001 to 2004, reflect the views of 2215 university entrants, the majority of whom were aged between 17 and 20 years across a range of disciplines (Business, Science and Engineering) on their first day at university. Although the data was collected prior to the emergence of the contemporary social technologies, it tests an underlying assertion that students expectations of learning are strongly influenced by their prior experiences. Results show no correlation between the extent of university entrants use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and their expectations of how they will learn. Despite a dramatic increase in students use of ubiquitous technologies over a four‑year period, their expectation of how they might learn at university remained relatively static over the same timeframe. 

 

Keywords: ICT use, digital literacy, technology-enhanced learning, e-learning, students expectations of technology use, higher education

 

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Collaborative e‑Learning: e‑Portfolios for Assessment, Teaching and Learning  pp21‑30

Dharmadeo Luchoomun, Joe McLuckie, Maarten van Wesel

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Sharing e‑Learning Innovation across Disciplines: an Encounter between Engineering and Teacher Education  pp31‑40

Nicol Pan, Henry Lau, Winnie Lai

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A Case Study: Developing Learning Objects with an Explicit Learning Design  pp41‑50

Julie Watson

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