Conditions for successful technology enabled learning

Michael Henderson, Glenn Finger, Kevin Larkin, Vicky Smart, Rachel Aston, Shu-Hua Chao

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    This paper reports on the findings of a 16 month project funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The project utilized an iterative mixed method design to investigate (a) what digital technologies are used and valued by students and educators for learning, and (b) the different factors within the ecology of the university that contribute to these successful uses of digital technology. In total 2838 students and staff across two Australian universities and a further 114 leaders from all 39 Australian universities participated in the project. Through large scale surveys and in-depth case studies thirteen conditions for success were identified that appeared to stimulate, support, and/or sustain specific success stories. These conditions relate to different aspects of the ecology of higher education - from individual skills and attitudes through to institutional policymaking. This paper describes the conditions for success, and concludes with challenges to the higher education sector.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGlobally connected, digitally enabled
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education Conference (ascilite2015)
    EditorsT Reiners, B R von Konsky, D Gibson, V Chang, L Irving, K Clarke
    Place of PublicationPerth WA Australia
    PublisherCurtin University
    Pages134 - 142
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2015 - Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    Duration: 29 Nov 20152 Dec 2015
    Conference number: 32nd (Conference Proceedings)


    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2015
    Abbreviated titleASCILITE 2015
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