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- Facilitating change: tablet PC trials across two distance education focused universities
- Loch, Birgit; Fisher, Wendy
- This paper reports on initial findings in comparing two distance universities’ approaches to trialling tablet technology to enhance communication between instructors and students. There were different reasons for initiating the trials and different approaches to each of the trials, but there were also some striking similarities. For instance both trials were led from the bottom up, however they were each conducted with no knowledge of the other. Funding for each of these trials was resourced from a university learning and teaching grant/fellowship and both projects used an action research approach. The emphasis for both trials was on pedagogical and technological staff development facilitated and administered through each project leader. The paper gives an overview of how the trials were conducted, what did and did not succeed and what could be improved. Longer lasting outcomes that have been achieved through these projects are described. This comparison is meant to guide and inform change agents and identify good practice in the management of technology trials.
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
- Proceedings of 'Curriculum, Technology & Transformation for an Unknown Future', the 27th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference (ASCILITE 2010), Sydney, Australia, 05-08 December 2010, pp. 548-558
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- Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
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- Copyright © 2010 Birgit Loch and Wendy Fisher. The author(s) assign to ascilite and educational non-profit institutions, a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The author(s) also grant a non-exclusive licence to ascilite to publish this document on the ascilite Web site and in other formats for the Proceedings ascilite Sydney 2010. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the author(s).