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McLoughlin, Catherine; Lee, Mark J. W. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Research findings in recent years provide compelling evidence of the importance of encouraging student control over the learning process as a whole. The socially based tools and technologies of the Web 2.0 movement are capable of supporting informal conversation, reflexive dialogue and collaborative content generation, enabling access to a wide…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Learner Controlled Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper presents a study that used narrative inquiry to explore staff experiences of learning and teaching in immersive worlds. The findings introduced issues relating to identity play, the relationship between pedagogy and play and the ways in which learning, play and fun were managed (or not). At the same time there was a sense of imposed or…
Descriptors: Play, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Values
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Savin-Baden, Maggi; Gourlay, Lesley; Tombs, Cathy; Steils, Nicole; Tombs, Gemma; Mawer, Matt – Educational Research, 2010
Background: The literature on immersive virtual worlds and e-learning to date largely indicates that technology has led the pedagogy. Although rationales for implementing e-learning have included flexibility of provision and supporting diversity, none of these recommendations has helped to provide strong pedagogical location. Furthermore, there is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Staff Role, College Instruction, Literature Reviews
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Chesney, Sarah; Marcangelo, Caroline – Computers & Education, 2010
This small scale action research study investigated the experiences of learners over two iterations as they completed a patchwork text assignment within the digital medium of a personal learning system (PLS). The aim was to investigate the extent to which using a PLS can facilitate formative and collaborative feedback to assist student learning. A…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Action Research, Focus Groups, Cooperative Learning