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"Initially, we were just names on a computer screen": Designing engagement in online teacher education


Pittaway, SM and Moss, T, "Initially, we were just names on a computer screen": Designing engagement in online teacher education, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39, (7) Article 8. ISSN 0313-5373 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2014 Australian Journal of Teacher Education

DOI: doi:10.14221/ajte.2014v39n7.10


This paper describes a research project that investigated the process of redesigning a fully-online unit, in order to enhance undergraduate Education studentsí engagement in their learning. This redesign was guided by the development of an Engagement Framework, which presents five elements of engagement that are distinct yet interrelated. The results of this redesigned unit indicate that this Engagement Framework has the potential to offer unit developers and instructors a strong pedagogical and theoretical foundation for enhancing engagement in online learning. This paper provides a description of the Engagement Framework, the processes undertaken in redesigning a fully-online unit, the findings, and several emerging understandings related to the Framework and student engagement more broadly.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:student engagement pre-service teacher education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Pittaway, SM (Dr Sharon Pittaway)
ID Code:95387
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-09-30
Last Modified:2017-09-13
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