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Svetsky, Stefan; Moravcik, Oliver; Schreiber, Peter; Stefankova, Jana – Online Submission, 2013
The state of the art of TEL (technology-enhanced learning) is characterised by a technological-driven approach. Learning management systems or learning courses for management systems are mentioned as frequently used basic tools for this purpose. However, these Internet technologies are not suitable for the personalized support of teachers on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Software, Electronic Learning
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Stevens, Charlotte; Kelly, Patrick – Open Learning, 2012
How do open and distance learning institutions review and renew themselves to ensure their continued fitness for purpose? Here we report on the work of a change team in the UK Open University, a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning created to examine, innovate and improve student support. The existence of the Centre for five years from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Teamwork, Change Strategies
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Novy, Andreas – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this self-reflective paper is to focus on practical efforts to combat inequality and foster intercultural dialogue in education. It introduces "knowledge alliances", a type of social practice open for education technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is structured in a theoretical and an empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Kirkwood, Keith – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to introduce an enterprise-wide Web 2.0 learning support platform--SNAP, developed at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Design/methodology/approach: Pointing to the evolution of the social web, the paper discusses the potential for the development of e-learning platforms that employ constructivist, connectivist,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Communities of Practice, Knowledge Management
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Stodberg, Ulf; Orre, Carl Johan – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2010
Purpose: This paper seeks to present the issue of e-learning development in a public university in Bolivia, together with challenges that could support the work of a sustainable development of practice and educational technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the first phase of an interpretative case study. It comprises data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Sustainability, College Instruction
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Lawrence, Oliver – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2010
The Global Internet Video Classroom (GIVC) Project connected Chicago Civil Rights activists of the 1960s with Cape Town Anti-Apartheid activists of the 1960s in a classroom setting where learners from Cape Town and Chicago engaged activists in conversations about their motivation, principles, and strategies. The project was launched in order to…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Civil Rights, Racial Segregation, Program Descriptions
Toth, Peter – Online Submission, 2010
The Masters Level Opportunities and Technological Innovation in Vocational Teacher Education project (http://motivate.tmpk.bmf.hu/) aims to develop the use and management of virtual learning environments [VLEs] in the area of vocational teacher training, drawing on a well established international partnership of institutions providing both…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Standards
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Wheeler, Steve; Lambert-Heggs, Wendy – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2009
In this article we describe the MentorBlog project, which facilitated the mentoring of trainee teachers in the postcompulsory education sector through the use of blogs. In an experimental design, the study compared their experiences with students who received traditional mentoring. Blogs were used by the trainees to communicate with their mentors…
Descriptors: Research Design, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Barriers
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Mishra, Sanjaya – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
This article presents an overview of the e-learning in India. It describes the historical developments of e-learning and identifies major stakeholders and institutions that have initiated e-learning programs after the creation of the National Task Force on Information Technology and Software Development constituted by the Prime Minister of India…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Karpati, Andrea – ReCALL, 2009
In order to make optimal educational use of social spaces offered by thousands of international communities in the second generation web applications termed Web 2 or Social Web, ICT competences as well as social skills are needed for both teachers and learners. The paper outlines differences in competence structures of Net Natives (who came of age…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Models, Educational Theories, Educational Change
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Wood, Denise; Friedel, Martin – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
In 1983 Donald Schon argued for the development of "an epistemology of practice which places technical problem-solving within a broader context of reflective inquiry" (Schon, 1983, p. 69) in response to the complexity, uncertainty and instability of professional knowledge. This paper reports on a collaborative project led by the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Educational Technology