Designing and delivering online curriculum in higher education: riding the perfect storm,Editorial,E-learning spaces and the digital university,Emotional experiences in simulated classroom training environments,Sensemaking and metacognitive prompting in ill-structured problems,The interdisciplinary use of blogs and online communities in teacher education
As with previous years, the breadth of topics and diversity of cultures and countries represented provided a true global perspective on issues surrounding the use of technologies in education. The papers presented in this special issue come from Europe (including the student paper prize winning paper), from North America and Australia. The topics range from the emotional experiences of students taking an online course, to the design of the course itself and tools to enhance the learning experience.
Reflecting on the diversity of discussion at the conference, it is our hope that the reader will appreciate how these papers add to the current dialogue around the use of information communication technologies in education globally, and their impact on learning outcomes. I encourage you to join the conference community and share your ideas and insights.