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Hammond, Michael – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This paper provides a critical perspective on the attempts to promote the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching and learning in England. It describes the rationale given for the introduction of ICT in terms of its potential to impact on educational standards to contribute to developing a curriculum which has more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Technology Integration
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Barden, Owen – Literacy, 2012
This article is derived from a study of the use of Facebook as an educational resource by five dyslexic students at a sixth form college in north-west England. Through a project in which teacher-researcher and student-participants co-constructed a group Facebook page about the students' scaffolded research into dyslexia, the study examined the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Action Research, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Pike, Anne; Adams, Anne – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Previous research has highlighted the value of technology to enhance learning. However, digital inclusion research has argued that many issues such as skills, access, usability and choice impact on the effectiveness of technology to enhance learning. The findings in this paper add to the debate by highlighting the importance of value and context.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Ethnography, Distance Education, Usability
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Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. –, 2012
For the first time, the annual conference of the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) took place in Sweden. The conference took place at the Faculty of Education on historic ground on the old fortification walls of Carolus Dux from the 17th century right in the centre of the city. This year's host comprised the…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2011
Gifted students have unique educational needs. Although gifted students are as varied as other students in terms of their learning styles and preferences, all gifted learners have exhibited unusual performance or potential and they have distinctive characteristics, shared by most of these students, which require effective responses from educators.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Talent, Academically Gifted, Information Technology
Wyse, Dominic, Ed.; Andrews, Richard, Ed.; Hoffman, James, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
Edited by three authorities in the field, this "Handbook" presents contributions from experts across the world who report the cutting-edge of international research. It is ground-breaking in its holistic, evidence-informed account that aims to synthesize key messages for policy and practice in English, language and literacy teaching. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Writing (Composition), Spelling
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Hosein, Anesa; Ramanau, Ruslan; Jones, Chris – Learning, Media and Technology, 2010
This article presents results from a longitudinal survey of first-year students' time spent on living and learning technologies at university, their frequency of using specific learning technologies and their competence with these tools. Data were analysed from two similar surveys at the start and at the end of the academic year for students…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Incidence
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Selwyn, Neil; Husen, Onno – Evaluation & Research in Education, 2010
According to governments around the world, developing and sustaining technological skills and competencies are seen to be a key part of a student's ability to engage with twenty-first century schooling. Yet to what extent do students believe in the association between technological competence and their success at school? This short research paper…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries, Educational 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
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Selwyn, Neil; Potter, John; Cranmer, Sue – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
Based on survey data from 612 pupils in five English primary schools, this paper investigates children's engagement with information and communication technologies (ICTs) inside and outside the school context. Analysis of the data shows pupils' engagements with ICTs to be often perfunctory and unspectacular, especially within the school setting,…
Descriptors: Internet, Students, Information Technology, Educational Technology
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Bearne, Eve – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2009
This article argues for the development of a framework through which to describe children's multimodal texts. Such a shared discourse should be capable of including different modes and media and the ways in which children integrate and combine them for their own meaning-making purposes. It should also acknowledge that multimodal texts are not…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Young Children