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Kimbell, Richard – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
In the opening paper in this Special Edition I outlined the major issues that led to the establishment of "project e-scape". The project was intended to develop systems and approaches that enabled learners to build real-time web-based portfolios of their performance (initially) in design & technology and additionally to build systems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation, Secondary School Students
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Kimbell, Richard – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
In this article I describe the context within which we developed project e-scape and the early work that laid the foundations of the project. E-scape (e-solutions for creative assessment in portfolio environments) is centred on two innovations. The first concerns a web-based approach to portfolio building; allowing learners to build their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Active Learning
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Derrick, Karim – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
Most innovations have contextual pre-cursors that prompt new ways of thinking and in their turn help to give form to the new reality. This was the case with the e-scape software development process. The origins of the system existed in software components and ideas that we had developed through previous projects, but the ultimate direction we took…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Student Evaluation
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McLaren, Susan V. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This paper describes an action research, school situated project conducted with partnership funding from Learning and Teaching Scotland, Scottish Qualifications Authority and Becta, the UK government's agency for communications technology in education. Based on "e-scape" (e-solutions for creative assessment in portfolio environments),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Feedback (Response), Program Effectiveness
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Granic, Andrina; Cukusic, Maja – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This paper presents a comprehensive usability study conducted within the context of a Europe-wide project. The design of the evaluated e-learning platform is based on an innovative approach to the education of young Europeans by integrating into the curricula of a Europe-wide network of 14 schools different state-of-the-art technologies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response)
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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