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Harnisch, Henriette; Taylor-Murison, Lou – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This paper tackles two issues which are closely related: transition from pre-entry learning to studying at university and the role blended learning strategies might have in supporting this transition. It draws on the pilot delivery of two credit-bearing modules which were delivered in two pre-entry institutions. The modules followed two different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, College School Cooperation, Barriers
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Charitonos, Koula; Blake, Canan; Scanlon, Eileen; Jones, Ann – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Key to introducing information and communication technologies in museums is to support meaning-making activity in encounters with artefacts. The study presented in this paper is exploratory in nature and investigates the use of social and mobile technologies in school field trips as a means of enhancing the visitor experience. It is anchored in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Gaved, Mark; Collins, Trevor; Mulholland, Paul; Kerawalla, Lucinda; Jones, Ann; Scanlon, Eileen; Littleton, Karen; Blake, Canan; Petrou, Marilena; Clough, Gill; Twiner, Alison – Open Learning, 2010
We explore how small-format laptops ("netbooks") have been used within evidence-based investigations undertaken by secondary school students, to what extent these are suitable for effectively supporting learners across different locations and contexts, and their implications for open learning. Over the course of seven trials with 300…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Inquiry, Informal Education
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Wood, Simon; Romero, Pablo – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
Learner centred design methods highlight the importance of involving the stakeholders of the learning process (learners, teachers, educational researchers) at all stages of the design of educational applications and of refining the design through an iterative prototyping process. These methods have been used successfully when designing systems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Interaction, Educational Technology
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Lister, Bob; Seranis, Panos – Teacher Development, 2005
Faced with a shortage of suitably qualified teachers in many subject areas, the United Kingdom Government has set up a number of initiatives to explore ways of supporting students' learning in classes taught by underqualified subject specialists and classes with no specialist teacher. One such initiative has been the Key Stage 3 (11-14 age range)…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction