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Douce, Chris – Open Learning, 2019
This paper describes an Open University eSTEeM project that gathered the experiences of computing and information technology tutors who teach an undergraduate module called "Web Technologies" with the intention of understanding more about how they and their students can be best supported. Twelve distance learning tutors were interviewed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education
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Wongsothorn, Achara; Yordchim, Suwaree; Thitivesa, Duangkamol; Pongsurapipa, Siriporn – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2019
"Innovative use of English language teaching as an international language in graduate studies in Thai universities" is a mixed method proactive and responsive action research study exploring learning management in teaching English as an International Language (EIL). The research has 3 objectives: (1) to study the opinions on the use of…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Graduate Study, Universities, Educational Media
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Dintoe, Seitebaleng Susan – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
The paper discusses how the faculty finds it difficult to apply their experiences in teaching and use of information and communication technology (ICT) for teaching and learning at the University of Botswana. Although technology was available and accessible, adopters of technology at the University of Botswana find it hard to use technology in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Duffy, Katherine; Ney, Jillian – Journal of Marketing Education, 2015
Digital technologies pervade the higher education landscape as a way to build student engagement and enhance student learning and teaching. In practice, however, the ways in which these tools are implemented in marketing education appear to be ad hoc, rather than using a systematic approach to build engagement and provide students with the skill…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Mass Media Use, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Aiyegbayo, Olaojo – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
This paper evaluated how academics, at a mid-sized UK university, used their iPads for teaching. The data were gathered using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Eighty-four academics completed a survey while 22 semi-structured interviews were conducted. Eleven interviewees reported that they used their iPads for teaching purposes and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Faculty
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Gregory, Sue; Scutter, Sheila; Jacka, Lisa; McDonald, Marcus; Farley, Helen; Newman, Chris – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds have been used for more than a decade in higher education for teaching and learning. Since the 1980s, academics began using virtual worlds as an exciting and innovative new technology to provide their students with new learning experiences that were difficult to provide any other way. But since that time,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Themelis, Chryssoula – Open Praxis, 2014
The paper reports on the experienced educator perspective regarding human-to-human connection in distance education. The research questions aimed to fill gaps in the existing research literature, to investigate the role of the educator, to discover how learning and subject content are affected by contextual factors, to find out if it enhances the…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Video Technology, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Prescott, Julie – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2014
There is a distinct lack of research that has considered university staff use of and attitudes towards Facebook. The aim of this study was to gain an understanding of how teaching staff at one UK university use Facebook, and their attitudes towards Facebook and online professionalism, in terms of the student-staff relationship. An online survey…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Social Networks, Foreign Countries
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Davis, Christopher R.; Bates, Anthony S.; Ellis, Harold; Roberts, Alice M. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2014
Anatomy teaching methods have evolved as the medical undergraduate curriculum has modernized. Traditional teaching methods of dissection, prosection, tutorials and lectures are now supplemented by anatomical models and e-learning. Despite these changes, the preferences of medical students and anatomy faculty towards both traditional and…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Human Body, Teaching Methods, Medical Education
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Zou, Bin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
Many computer-assisted language learning (CALL) studies have found that teacher direction can help learners develop language skills at their own pace on computers. However, many teachers still do not know how to provide support for students to use computers to reinforce the development of their language skills. Hence, more examples of CALL…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Speech Communication
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Wimpenny, Katherine; Savin-Baden, Maggi; Mawer, Matt; Steils, Nicole; Tombs, Gemma – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
In the changing context of globalised higher education, a series of pedagogical shifts have occurred, and with them, a number of interactive learning approaches have emerged. This article reports on findings taken from a large-scale study that explored the socio-political impact of virtual world learning on higher education in the UK, specifically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation
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Owens, Tessa – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2012
Developing effective teaching practices within the higher education sector is an area of growing concern. Universities within the UK are judged on their competence in this area by mechanisms such as the National Student Survey and universities are anxious to be perceived as offering good quality teaching and learning experiences. The use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Electronic Learning, Faculty Development
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Fresen, Jill W. – Teaching English with Technology, 2011
This paper reports on two research projects, one completed and a partial follow-up study in the early stages of investigation. The first study investigated a range of factors that directly affect the quality of web-supported learning opportunities. The outcome of that study is a taxonomy of critical success factors for quality web-supported…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Taxonomy
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Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper presents a study that used narrative inquiry to explore staff experiences of learning and teaching in immersive worlds. The findings introduced issues relating to identity play, the relationship between pedagogy and play and the ways in which learning, play and fun were managed (or not). At the same time there was a sense of imposed or…
Descriptors: Play, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Values
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Ward, Rod; Moule, Pam; Lockyer, Lesley – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2009
This paper describes the findings about the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the education of health professionals in the United Kingdom (UK). The work is part of a wider study scoping the use of e-learning. Its objectives were to: (1) Explore issues influencing implementation and use by both early and late adopters; (2) Identify barriers to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Case Studies