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Dalziel, James; Conole, Grainne; Wills, Sandra; Walker, Simon; Bennett, Sue; Dobozy, Eva; Cameron, Leanne; Badilescu-Buga, Emil; Bower, Matt – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2016
The Larnaca Declaration on Learning Design arose from a 2012 meeting of experts in Larnaca, Cyprus who sought to provide a new theoretical foundation for the field of Learning Design, based on a synthesis of research and practice in the field to date. It begins by acknowledging the vast benefits that would arise from wider sharing of effective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Practices
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Persico, Donatella; Pozzi, Francesca; Anastopoulou, Stamatina; Conole, Grainne; Craft, Brock; Dimitriadis, Yannis; Hernandez-Leo, Davinia; Kali, Yael; Mor, Yishay; Perez-Sanagustin, Mar; Walmsley, Helen – Research in Learning Technology, 2013
This paper presents and compares a variety of approaches that have been developed to guide the decision-making process in learning design. Together with the companion Learning Design Rashomon II (Prieto "et al.," 2013), devoted to existing tools to support the same process, it aims to provide a view on relevant research results in this…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Decision Making, Methods
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Conole, Grainne; Wills, Sandra – Educational Media International, 2013
Most teachers' design practice is implicit and practice based, focusing primarily on discipline content. In recent years, a number of visual design representations have emerged that help guide teachers' design practice, enabling them to create explicit designs, which can then be shared and discussed with others. These design representations help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Instructional Design, Distance Education
Conole, Grainne; De Cicco, Eta – Adults Learning, 2012
The concept behind "open educational resources" (OERs) has been around for several years. The principle of OERs is simply that teachers and lecturers make their learning materials freely available for others to use. At first, this might sound like a radical, even controversial, idea. Why, after all, should practitioners share materials that they…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Educational Resources, Educational Practices, Adult Education
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Edmunds, Rob; Thorpe, Mary; Conole, Grainne – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
The increasing use of information and communication technology (ICT) in higher education has been explored largely in relation to student experience of coursework and university life. Students' lives and experience beyond the university have been largely unexplored. Research into student experience of ICT used a validated model--the technology…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Adoption (Ideas), College Instruction
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Conole, Grainne; Galley, Rebecca; Culver, Juliette – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper describes a new social networking site, Cloudworks, which has been developed to enable discussion and sharing of learning and teaching ideas/designs and to promote reflective academic practice. The site aims to foster new forms of social and participatory practices (peer critiquing, sharing, user-generated content, aggregation, and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Social Networks, Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education
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Conole, Grainne; Culver, Juliette – Computers & Education, 2010
This paper describes a new social networking site, Cloudworks, which aims to provide a dynamic environment for finding, sharing and discussing learning and teaching ideas and designs. The paper begins by discussing the mismatch between the potential application of technologies in education and their actual use in practice. It considers some of the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Program Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions
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Conole, Grainne; Scanlon, Eileen; Littleton, Karen; Kerawalla, Lucinda; Mulholland, Paul – Educational Media International, 2010
This paper describes a participatory design approach to the development of inquiry-based learning supported through a technology toolkit. The work is part of an interdisciplinary project--Personal Inquiry (PI). The paper focuses on the approach we adopted, concentrating in particular on the two mediating artefacts we used to guide and frame the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Inquiry, Active Learning, Workshops
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Conole, Grainne – Open Learning, 2010
When asked what they would find most helpful to enable them to use technologies more in their teaching, most teachers say "give me examples, in my subject area" and "point me to relevant people I can discuss these issues with". Web 2.0 technologies--with their emphasis on sharing, networking and user production--seem to offer a…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods, Educational Needs
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Conole, Grainne; Culver, Juliette – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
Can we apply the best of Web 2.0 principles to an educational context? More specifically can we use this as a means of shifting teaching practice to a culture of sharing learning ideas and designs? This paper describes a new social networking site, "Cloudworks", which aims to provide a mechanism for sharing, discussing and finding…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Open Universities, Instructional Materials