The judicious utilization of new technologies through authentic learning in higher education : a case study
Bahr, N & Rohner, C 2004, 'The judicious utilization of new technologies through authentic learning in higher education : a case study', Proceedings of the 27th HERDSA Annual Conference,Transforming Knowledge into Wisdom, Miri, Sarawak, 4-7 July 2004: pp 16-31. ISBN 0908557582
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Though technology holds significant promise for enhanced teaching and learning it is unlikely to meet this promise without a principled approach to course design. There is burgeoning discourse about the use of technological tools and models in higher education, but much of the discussion is fixed upon distance learning or technology based courses. This paper will develop and propose a balanced model for effective teaching and learning for “on campus” higher education, with particular emphasis on the opportunities for revitalisation available through the judicious utilisation of new technologies. It will explore the opportunities available for the creation of more authentic learning environments through the principled design. Finally it will demonstrate with a case study how these have come together enabling the creation of an effective and authentic learning environment for one pre-service teacher education course at the University of Queensland.