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Käpplinger, Bernd, Ed.; Lichte, Nina, Ed.; Haberzeth, Erik, Ed.; Kulmus, Claudia, Ed. – Online Submission, 2014
This book assembles over 50 papers from the 7th Triennial European Research Conference of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), which was held from the 4th to the 7th of September 2013 at Humboldt-University in Berlin. The title of the conference was "Changing Configurations of Adult Education in Transitional…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students
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Ellis, Cathy; Dyer, Alec; Thompson, Dominic – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This study set out to explore the use of the Internet in peer-to-peer learning environments within vocational education and training and to investigate whether this approach could replace traditional teaching and learning. A mixed methods design, including classroom observations, design experiments, interviews and questionnaires was adopted.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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Gouthro, Patricia A. – Studies in Continuing Education, 2014
Drawing upon a research study on lifelong learning, citizenship, and fiction writing, this paper explores issues around identity and learning in becoming a fiction author. Five main thematic areas are discussed: (1) envisioning a writing career, (2) compelled to write, (3) learning the craft, (4) getting published, and (5) online identity. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fiction, Authors, Professional Identity
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Pegg, Ann; Di Paolo, Terry – Studies in Continuing Education, 2013
This paper seeks to advance our understanding of the credit transfer phenomenon in the UK, specifically how students draw on a credit as a form of institutional cultural capital. Drawing on interviews with 26 part-time mature learners, this paper examines the progressive and retrospective orientations to study that surfaced in students' accounts…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Adult Students
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Pearce, Nick; Learmonth, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
This paper details a case study of using Pinterest as an educational resource in an introductory anthropology course. Its use was evaluated through the data provided by the platform itself and focus groups. This evaluation found that Pinterest was a popular and useful tool for developing curated multimedia resources to support students' learning.…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Anthropology, Internet, Social Networks
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White, Patrick – British Educational Research Journal, 2012
This article presents multivariate analyses of the characteristics associated with both participation in adult education and the intention to participate in future learning. It uses questionnaire data from more than 47,000 individuals collected by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) over the course of nine annual surveys…
Descriptors: Prediction, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult 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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Cook, John; Pachler, Norbert – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Social and mobile technologies offer users unprecedented opportunities for communicating, interacting, sharing, meaning-making, content and context generation. And, these affordances are in constant flux driven by a powerful interplay between technological innovation and emerging cultural practices. Significantly, also, they are starting to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Workplace Learning, Education Work Relationship
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White, Patrick; Selwyn, Neil – Educational Review, 2012
Covering a decade during which the "digital divide" came to popular and political attention, and written at a time when the Internet continues to be championed as a means of widening access to educational opportunities, this paper presents an analysis of the social, economic and educational characteristics associated with using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Access to Computers, Computer Use
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Loveless, Avril – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2011
In 2004 "Technology, Pedagogy and Education" published a review of literature which framed current understandings of pedagogy and the implications for the use of ICT in learning and teaching in formal educational settings. This article revisits the topic in the light of more recent developments in understandings of pedagogy. It offers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Computer Uses in Education
Derrick, Jay – Adults Learning, 2011
The nature of teaching as a profession has been the subject of intense debate for many years, driven by the developments in digital technology, both in terms of the technology people use in everyday life and work (such as mobile phones, Facebook, the internet etc) and the technology now available to support teaching and learning (again, mobile…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Internet
Bosley, Sara – Adults Learning, 2011
Everyone knows that lack of internet access can reinforce the social and economic disadvantages already facing some older people. Recognising the divisive nature of digital exclusion, the government has invested 2.8 million British Pounds in Get Digital, a project that will enable sheltered housing residents to develop computer and internet…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Computers, Housing, Educational Technology
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Jefferies, Amanda; Hyde, Ruth – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2010
Between March 2007 and February 2009, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) funded a Learners Journeys project at the University of Hertfordshire. This was part of their second phase of investment in research into the Learners' Experiences through their E-Learning Programme and was known as LXP2. STROLL (STudent Reflections On Lifelong…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Adult Education, Diaries
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Sweet, John; Ellaway, Rachel – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
In recent years a combination of ever more flexible and sophisticated Web technologies and an explosion in the quantity of online content has sparked learning technologists around the world to pursue the promise of the "reusable learning object" or RLO with the idea that RLOs could be reused in different educational contexts, thereby…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Heuristics, Educational Technology, Learning Activities
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Helsper, Ellen Johanna; Eynon, Rebecca – British Educational Research Journal, 2010
Generational differences are seen as the cause of wide shifts in our ability to engage with technologies and the concept of the digital native has gained popularity in certain areas of policy and practice. This paper provides evidence, through the analysis of a nationally representative survey in the UK, that generation is only one of the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Access to Information, Predictor Variables, Age Differences
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