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Merchant, Guy – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Mobile phones have rapidly been absorbed into the fabric of our day-to-day lives. They are now a key consumer item, a symbol of social capital and they connect their users to a mobile web with multiple applications. As ownership and access to smartphones has spread into the teenage years, their place in institutions of formal education has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Influence of Technology, Social Networks
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Terras, Melody M.; Ramsay, Judith – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Web 2.0 technology not only offers the opportunity of massively parallel interconnected networks that support the provision of information and communication anytime and anywhere but also offers immense opportunities for collaboration and sharing of user-generated content. This information-rich environment may support both formal and informal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Electronic Learning, Informal Education
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Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Paskevicius, Michael – Distance Education, 2012
Like many universities worldwide, the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa has joined the open educational resources (OER) movement, making a selection of teaching and learning materials available through its OER directory, UCT OpenContent. However, persuading and then supporting busy academics to share their teaching materials as OER…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Graduate Students, Student Role
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McGuigan, Aileen; Golden, Lucy – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
This paper considers professional development in a context that is familiar and problematic to teaching teams in tertiary education everywhere, that of delivering online programmes with an ever-decreasing complement of staff. The Teaching Qualification Further Education (TQFE) teaching team at University of Dundee confronted the reality of reduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Educational Policy, Web Based Instruction
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Al-Tarawneh, Haroon Salem; Allahawiah, Sattam – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
The objective of the research reported in this article is to understand the extent of e-learning implementation practices currently in use in Jordanian government universities. In order to achieve this objective, a survey of e-learning implementation practice in Jordanian universities was conducted. A detailed description of the survey procedures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Technology Integration
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Krisko, Edina – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2011
In this article I will argue that the use of learning content management systems is also justified in full-time education, especially in business education and communication studies. Nowadays not only multinational companies, but domestic medium enterprises also manage the training of new employees and existing staff with LCMSs. Companies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Business Communication, International Trade
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Loveless, Avril – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2011
In 2004 "Technology, Pedagogy and Education" published a review of literature which framed current understandings of pedagogy and the implications for the use of ICT in learning and teaching in formal educational settings. This article revisits the topic in the light of more recent developments in understandings of pedagogy. It offers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Computer Uses in Education
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Taylor, Carol A.; Dunne, Mairead – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This article considers some of the ways in which the transformative power of Web 2.0 digital technology is reconfiguring learning, knowledge and academic identities in the contemporary university. Through a focus on five specific examples, we consider the impact of virtualization processes on spatiality, materiality and embodiment, and pedagogic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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Harrison, Yvonne D.; Kostic, Kevin; Toton, Suzanne C.; Zurek, Jerome – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
This paper documents the development, implementation, and evaluation of "The Global Solidarity Network Study e-Broad Program (GSNSeBP)", an online social justice educational program that is blended into an onsite academic course. This global electronic program, which was developed through a partnership between Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Catholics, Global Education, Educational Benefits
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Baggaley, Jon – Distance Education, 2010
Imaginary worlds have been devised by artists and commentators for centuries to focus satirical attention on society's problems. The increasing sophistication of three-dimensional graphics software is generating comparable "virtual worlds" for educational usage. Can such worlds play a satirical role suggesting developments in distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Cartoons, Educational Trends, Computer Software
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Jumani, Nabi Bux; Zai, Zafar Iqbal Yousuf – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2009
Distance education means instruction in which the instructor and student are separated by distance and interact through the assistance of communication technology. Distance education changes the learning relationship from the common, centralized school model to a more decentralized, flexible model. It also reverses social dynamics by bringing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Kuboni, Olabisi – Distance Education, 2009
A key component of conventional distance education organizations has been the network of local study centres, set up to serve as a bridge between students and the educational organization. With the capacity of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enable direct contact between the educational institution and its dispersed students,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Study Centers, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys
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Muhirwa, Jean-Marie – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
Distance education and information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been marketed as cost-effective ways to rescue struggling educational institutions in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This study uses classroom video analysis and follow-up interviews with teachers, students, and local tutors to analyse…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Conflict, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Boitshwarelo, Bopelo – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
This paper explores a case of teacher professional development in Botswana where a blended learning solution was attempted. The analysis of the implementation environment reveals deficiencies in policy, schools (workplaces), and training providers. The paper concludes with three recommendations: 1) Schools should support ongoing teacher learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Professional Development, Case Studies
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Thakrar, Jayshree; Zinn, Denise; Wolfenden, Freda – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
The challenges to teacher educators in sub-Saharan Africa are acute. This paper describes how the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) consortium is working within institutional and national policy systems to support school-based teacher professional development. The TESSA consortium (13 African institutions and 5 international…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Consortia, Educational Resources
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