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Rutter, Malcolm – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2009
This case study describes the use of a synchronous communication application (MSN Messenger) in a large academic computing environment. It draws on data from interviews, questionnaires and student marks to examine the link between use of the application and success measured through module marks. The relationship is not simple. Total abstainers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Questionnaires, Grades (Scholastic)
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Woo, Karen; Gosper, Maree; McNeill, Margot; Preston, Greg; Green, David; Phillips, Rob – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2008
Web-based lecture technologies (WBLT) have gained popularity amongst universities in Australia as a tool for delivering lecture recordings to students in close to real time. This paper reports on a selection of results from a larger research project investigating the impact of WBLT on teaching and learning. Results show that while staff see the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Internet
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de Bakker, Gijs; Sloep, Peter; Jochems, Wim – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2007
Instant messaging (IM) is the term used to describe the technology through which "users can set up a list of partners who will be able to receive notes that pop up on their screens the moment one of them writes and hits the send button". While early use could be described as mainly for fun, IM today is a serious communication medium.…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Access to Computers, Age Differences, College Students
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Cooper, Martyn – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2006
Based on the authors' reflections on experience working at the Open University, approaches to making online learning accessible to disabled students are considered. The considerations are applicable to all concerned with online learning and indeed anyone seeking to trade, disseminate information and mediate services online. In reflecting on the…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Electronic Learning, Disabilities, Internet
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Smith, Janice; Oliver, Martin – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2005
The aim of this paper is to show how information literacy can be conceptualised as a key learning process related to discipline and academic maturity, rather than as a generic skill. Results of a small-scale study including questionnaires and observation of student behaviour are reported and analysed in relation to Bruce's "seven faces of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Student Attitudes, Learning Processes, Student Behavior
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Bracher, Maggie; Collier, Richard; Ottewill, Roger; Shephard, Kerry – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2005
Video streaming has the potential to offer tutors a more flexible and accessible means of incorporating moving images into learning resources for their students than conventional video. Consideration is given to this assertion by drawing upon the experiences of staff and evidence from students at the University of Southampton in the use of a…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Internet, Video Technology, Educational Technology