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Carson, Stephen; Kanchanaraksa, Sukon; Gooding, Ira; Mulder, Fred; Schuwer, Robert – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
The free and open publication of course materials (OpenCourseWare or OCW) was initially undertaken by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other universities primarily to share educational resources among educators (Abelson, 2007). OCW, however, and more in general open educational resources (OER), have also provided well-documented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Courseware, Open Source Technology, Outcome Measures
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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
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Smith, Hilary; Underwood, Joshua; Fitzpatrick, Geraldine; Luckin, Rosemary – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
Engaging students in science learning can be challenging, and incorporating new forms of technology into science has been shown to provide creative learning experiences. However most technology enhanced learning and e-Science experiences to date have been designed and run by researchers. There is significant challenge in moving these experiences…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Science Instruction, Research Projects, Environmental Education
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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