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Conference Proceeding


Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences


School of Communications and Contemporary Arts


This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of: Luca, J. & McLoughlin, C. (2005). Can blogs promote fair and equitable teamwork?. In 22nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education “Balance, Fidelity, Mobility: Maintaining the momentum?”, (pp. 379-386). Brisbane ASCILITE. Available here


Online collaboration tools can provide an opportunity to enhance community building while at the same time motivate students to actively participate in their learning. In this investigation an online learning environment was designed with the aim of promoting clear and transparent communication between higher education students to enable fair and equitable teamwork. The environment was designed with a combination of authentic project work, self-regulated tasks and reflective activity through the use of Bloggers. An evaluation of the learning environment was conducted through both qualitative and quantitative survey instruments.

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