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Liikanen, Eeva; Björn, Marko; Nielsen, Marianne – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Seventeen degree programmes of Biomedical Laboratory Science (BLS) in all Nordic countries collaborate in BioNord under NordPlus. For some years, BioNord focused on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the biomedical laboratory science education. The purpose of the study was to explore the use of ICT among teachers and…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Laboratories, College Science, Educational Technology
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Sinclair, Jane; Aho, Anne-Maria – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Learning management systems (LMSs) are widely used in higher education and offer a gateway to innovative, technology-enhanced teaching and learning. However, many university staff still choose not to adopt them or do not explore the more creative functionality. Previous research has developed models of technology adoption which map observed…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Jääskelä, Päivikki; Häkkinen, Päivi; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2017
This study examines university teachers' beliefs about the role of technology in achieving the pedagogical aims of learning within teaching development initiatives at a Finnish university. The initiatives targeted technology adoption in teaching and learning and were enhanced within teacher groups, with support from a university-level network…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration, College Faculty, Content Analysis
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Lakkala, Minna; Toom, Auli; Ilomäki, Liisa; Muukkkonen, Hanni – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Higher education institutions should not only aim to educate academic experts who master their own fields, but also give their students generic skills important in the current society. New teaching methods are required to support the development of such skills. The study examined how a group of voluntary university lecturers re-designed their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperation, Knowledge Level, Teaching Methods
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Gregory, Sue; Scutter, Sheila; Jacka, Lisa; McDonald, Marcus; Farley, Helen; Newman, Chris – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds have been used for more than a decade in higher education for teaching and learning. Since the 1980s, academics began using virtual worlds as an exciting and innovative new technology to provide their students with new learning experiences that were difficult to provide any other way. But since that time,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Leppisaari, Irja; Herrington, Jan; Vainio, Leena; Im, Yeonwook – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2013
The implementation of authentic learning elements at education institutions in five countries, eight online courses in total, is examined in this paper. The International Virtual Benchmarking Project (2009-2010) applied the elements of authentic learning developed by Herrington and Oliver (2000) as criteria to evaluate authenticity. Twelve…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Benchmarking, Online Courses, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)