3 results for Allan, M.

  • Sustainable Collaborative Research Activities: A System’s Approach to the implementation of e- Conferencing for Lower Carbon Footprint

    Allan, M. (2009)

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    University of Canterbury Library

    Post-doctoral project report 2009

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  • Towards a pre-teen typology of digital media

    Grimley, M.; Allan, M. (2010)

    Journal Articles
    University of Canterbury Library

    Whilst prior research has identified children as avid users of new technologies, insufficient studies have explored their patterns of use. This paper investigates how New Zealand pre-teens use technology out of school and identifies a typology of technology use. Two hundred and twenty four children between 10 and 12 years of age completed a comprehensive questionnaire about their use of technology. Results indicated that children of this age were immersed in technology related activities. A principal components factor analysis revealed a typology with five distinct factors underlying pre-teen digital behavior. Two factors showed some differentiation by gender but differences were not evident for socio-economic factors.

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  • A Peek into the Life of Online Learning Discussion Forums: Implications for Web-based distance learning

    Allan, M. (2004)

    Journal Articles
    University of Canterbury Library

    Supporting quality learning in online discussion forums is an intricate task, particularly for e-tutors aspiring to facilitate vigorous interactive learning environments. I argue that the key to successful online discussion forums is the ability of e-tutors to provide learners with feedback well informed in the meaning making and knowledge advancement processes emanating from learner interactions. In this paper, a newly developed concept of providing e-tutors with the information they require is explored, exhibiting the Event Centre (EC) concept, through which tutors are able to obtain periodic “snapshots” of the occurrences throughout discussion forums, which highlight processes of meaning construction and knowledge advancement. The EC concept provides e-tutors with visual images that depict the links and routes through which participants using text messages convey meaning, construct knowledge, and create Socio-Informational networks within discussion forums.

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