Jenni Parker

Jenni Parker
Murdoch University · School of Education

BA (T&D), Grad Dip (CI), EdD

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
July 2010 - November 2015
Murdoch University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Integrating technology in the classroom
July 2010 - May 2016
Murdoch University
Position
  • Lecturer
June 2010 - July 2017
Murdoch University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
February 2010
Murdoch University
Field of study
  • Education
February 2006 - July 2009
Edith Cowan University
Field of study
  • Multi-media
February 2000 - November 2003
Edith Cowan University
Field of study
  • Adult Education

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Publications (15)
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Open education resources (OERs) are becoming more widely used in education to support continuous access to learning tools and resources. However, OERs' potential goes beyond the simple provision of content to potentially form the foundation of a new way of learning. This paper explains some of the affordances and issues associated with the use of o...
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This research study was undertaken to investigate innovative solutions for building the ICT capacity of student teachers in an effective way, using student-centered, interactive and engaging learning environments and innovative teaching practices. The research was conducted within the context of a large first year semester unit for teacher educatio...
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A key challenge for higher education practitioners is to identify how to construct more engaging online environments that promote key learning skills and encourage self-directed learning. This paper discusses a study that investigated how online university courses could be designed to be more engaging. The study employed a design-based research app...
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Over the past few years there has been a rapid growth in online learning in higher education institutions in most developed countries around the world. However, many developing countries have not yet embraced this educational approach. In this paper, we discuss some of the benefits and challenges for implementing online learning in developing count...
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Authentic learning pedagogy not only allows students to engage in realistic tasks using real-world resources and tools, but it also provides opportunities for students to learn with intention by thinking and acting like professionals as they address real problems. This paper describes a research conducted in a first year university course, where so...
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Employing emerging technologies in learning is becoming increasingly important as a means to support the development of digital media literacy. Using a theoretical framework of authentic learning and technology as cognitive tools, this paper examined student responses to the infusion of emerging technologies in a large first year teacher education...
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A key challenge for university professionals is to identify how to construct more interactive, engaging and student-centred environments that promote 21st century skills and encourage selfdirected learning. Existing research suggests the use of real-life tasks supported by new technologies, together with access to the vast array of open educational...
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While increasingly large numbers of students are choosing to enrol in distance modes of learning at university, many are poorly supported, left to struggle with mainly text-based resources while their on campus counterparts are well supported with a range of personal and technology-based supports. In this paper, we describe a first year compulsory...
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This paper describes lessons learnt whilst using an online peer review system in an undergraduate unit for pre-service teachers. In this unit, students learn to use information technologies as part of their future teaching practice. The unit aims to foster graduates who become lifelong reflective educators by providing opportunities to explore and...
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Over the past few decades there has been a substantial swing among higher education practitioners towards a more constructivist approach to learning. Nevertheless, it is still evident that many instructivist models are widely used in both classroom and online learning environments. A key challenge for educators is linking learner needs, pedagogy an...
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Increasing student enrolments in higher education have created new challenges for universities to address, if they are to provide quality learning experiences for all students. One key challenge is identifying how to construct more flexible, interactive and engaging student-centred environments that can support students' transition to the workplace...
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This paper is a report on the preliminary findings of two on-going studies conducted on graduate level courses for pre-service teachers. A survey was used to gather student perceptions about using Skype and written tutor reflections obtained for evidence of perceived advantages and disadvantages of using Skype to build a community of learners. Cons...
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This paper discusses how a design-based research approach is being used to explore how to design and develop authentic e-learning within the higher education sector. Like action research, design-based research is accomplished at the coal face, however, it involves an ongoing iterative process to monitor the effectiveness of a specifically designed...
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Over the past few decades there has been a massive swing among educational theorists and practitioners towards a more constructivist approach to learning. However, it is still evident that many instructivist models are widely used in both classroom and online learning environments. This article looks at how online learning is currently being delive...
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As student enrolments increase in online learning courses in higher education it is imperative for universities to address a number of challenges in order to provide quality learning experiences. One of the key challenges is identifying how to construct interactive and engaging student-centred environments that can support communication and collabo...

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