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Roberts-Holmes, Guy – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This article reports on the findings of a one-year qualitative study in which a nursery school used information and communication technology (ICT) and a digital media consultant as a catalyst for cultural change leading to teachers' improved pedagogical framing and children's enhanced learning dispositions. The pedagogic framing included the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursery Schools, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Gruszczynska, Anna; Merchant, Guy; Pountney, Richard, – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2013
This paper reports the findings of a project "Digital Futures in Teacher Education" (DeFT) undertaken as part of the third phase of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) UK Open Educational Resources (OER) programme. It builds on previous work (Gruszczynska and Pountney, 2012, 2013) that has addressed attempts to embed OER…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Literacy, Information Technology, Resource Units
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Merchant, Guy – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Despite the widespread popularity of social networking sites (SNSs) amongst children and young people in compulsory education, relatively little scholarly work has explored the fundamental issues at stake. This paper makes an original contribution to the field by locating the study of this online activity within the broader terrain of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Social Environment, Research Needs
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Bozic, Nick; Williams, Huw – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
Over the past 40 years, problem-based learning (PBL) and enquiry-based learning (EBL) approaches have been used in a variety of professional training courses. More recently online versions of these pedagogies have been developed. This paper explains how online PBL and EBL activities have been incorporated into the professional training of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Professional Training, Problem Based Learning
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Marsh, Jackie – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2010
Virtual worlds for children are becoming increasingly popular, and yet there are few accounts of children's use of these worlds. Young children are spending increasing amounts of time online as technology continues to create significant changes in social and cultural practices in the 21st century. Some of children's online interactions can be…
Descriptors: Play, Internet, Web Sites, Information Technology
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Selwyn, Neil; Boraschi, Daniela; Ozkula, Suay Melisa – British Educational Research Journal, 2009
The relatively restricted nature of children's use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) inside the school setting has long been noted by researchers. With this in mind, this article offers a grounded analysis of drawings collected from 355 primary pupils (years three to six) from five English primary schools depicting desired…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Information Technology, Questionnaires, Access to Computers