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Bird, Peter; Stubbs, Mark – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
Whilst m-learning pedagogy has received considerable attention (e.g. Sharples et. al. 2007, Kukulska-Hulme, 2012), the process of adopting this potentially disruptive innovation within universities has been neglected. Based on a PhD thesis (Bird, 2014), this paper presents some of the findings from a longitudinal study which examined the adoption…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Learning, Telecommunications
Hall, Stephen J.; Walsh, Christopher S. – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2015
Given the Digital Technologies rationale of the Australian Curriculum, it is critical that both teachers and students use design thinking to be creative and innovative producers of digital solutions and knowledge. Teachers and students are increasingly being required to self-produce films and digital content across subject areas. Their productions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Design
Khan, Arshia – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
Integrated curricula and experiential learning are the main ingredients to the recipe to improve student learning in higher education. In the academic computer science world it is mostly assumed that this experiential learning takes place at a business as an internship experience. The intent of this paper is to schism the traditional understanding…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Morris, Neil P. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
Digital technologies are revolutionizing all parts of society, including higher education. Universities are rapidly adapting to the prevalence of staff and student mobile devices, digital tools and services on campus, and are developing strategies to harness these technologies to enhance student learning. In this paper, I explore the use of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction
Ludovico, Luca Andrea; Mangione, Giuseppina Rita – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
This work starts from a systematic review about music education and self-regulation during learning processes. Then the paper identifies those meta-cognitive strategies that music students should adopt during their instrumental practice. The goal is applying such concepts in order to rethink the structure of a didactic e-book for instrumental…
Descriptors: Self Management, Competence, Music Education, Learning Processes
Leow, Choy Khim; Yahaya, Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan; Samsudin, Zarina – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
The Mobile Assisted Language Learning concept has offered infinite language learning opportunities since its inception 20 years ago. Second Language Acquisition however embraces a considerably different body of knowledge from first language learning. While technological advances have optimized the psycholinguistic environment for language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Electronic Learning, Learner Controlled Instruction, Language Acquisition
Meyer, Bente – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
Research in learning technologies has often focused on the affordances of single technologies such as pcs, smartphones or interactive whiteboards. However, in most learning environments technologies do not stand alone but are embedded in activity structures and webs of materials that make up the learning activity. This is specifically relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Educational Change, Educational Technology
Bogdanovic, Zorica; Simic, Konstantin; Milutinovic, Miloš; Radenkovic, Božidar; Despotovic-Zrakic, Marijana – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
This paper presents a model for conducting Internet of Things (IoT) classes based on a web-service oriented cloud platform. The goal of the designed model is to provide university students with knowledge about IoT concepts, possibilities, and business models, and allow them to develop basic system prototypes using general-purpose microdevices and…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, College Students, Information Technology
Benghet, Mahfoud; Helfert, Markus – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
The growing influence of technologies on all aspects of life, including the education sector, requires developing countries to follow the example of the developed countries and adopt technology in their education systems. Libya has been able to boost its economic and educational position over the years, and this brings it to the concern of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Electronic Learning
da Silva, André Constantino; Marques, Daniela; de Oliveira, Rodolfo Francisco; Noda, Edgar – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
The use of computers in the teaching and learning process is investigated by many researches and, nowadays, due the available diversity of computing devices, tablets are become popular in classroom too. So what are the advantages and disadvantages to use tablets in classroom? How can we shape the teaching and learning activities to get the best of…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices, Interaction
Schlenker, Lee; Chantelot, Sébastien – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
Despite the increasing attention given to design in business, Design Thinking has had little impact on the quality of business school education. Building upon the foundations of long-standing critiques of management education and the potential for student-centric learning, the authors propose that the use of Design in Practice can significantly…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Design, Business Administration Education, Business Administration
De Paepe, Liesbeth – Online Submission, 2014
This paper discusses the success factors and pitfalls in development of e-content for languages. The factors discussed draw on several years of experience in developing and implementing 95% distance courses for Dutch as a second language in the adult education sector in Flanders and on PhD research at VUB. The CEFR [Common European Framework of…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Adult Education, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Fernández, José Vida; Webster, Susan – Open Praxis, 2014
The emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is focusing all its attention on open education. There is growing interest in creating MOOCs, which can be done by transferring OCW courses to MOOC format. However, a series of doubts arise regarding the pros and cons implied in this transformation. In this paper we discuss the conclusions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Courseware, Educational Technology, Access to Education
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Toledo, Amalia; Botero, Carolina; Guzmán, Luisa – Open Praxis, 2014
In this paper, the authors identify and analyze public policy and the investment and expenditure that the governments of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay commit to make in the development and procurement of textbooks, books and digital content for primary and secondary education (K-12). The aim is to identify and propose a roadmap…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expenditures, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology
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Lin, Mei; Preston, Anne; Kharrufa, Ahmed; Kong, Zhuoran –, 2014
Interactional communicative competence and higher-order thinking have been well documented as two of the biggest challenges for second/foreign language learners (EFL learners). This paper evaluates the use of digital tabletops as tools for problem-solving tasks in groups. The evaluation is based on a preliminary study of an application of the use…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Thinking Skills, English (Second Language), Communicative Competence (Languages)
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