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Duret, Denis; Christley, Rob; Denny, Paul; Senior, Avril – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
Building effective and supportive communities of practice in an asynchronous environment can enable students to learn from each other at their own convenient times without the need to meet for discussing concepts. In an undergraduate course with a large amount of content to learn, working collaboratively to answer practice exam questions can help…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students, Tests, Drills (Practice)
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Traxler, John – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
This paper is the first attempt to explore digital literacy in the specific context of the Palestinian refugee community in the Middle East by looking at the cultural specificity of digital literacy theorising and practice, by analysing current digital education policy in the countries hosting the Palestinian refugee community and by documenting…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Refugees, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Manca, Stefania – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
ResearchGate and Academia.edu have been increasingly acknowledged as the most popular academic social network sites (ASNS) for scholarly communication. Along with their benefits for supporting communication and knowledge sharing within academic communities, concerns over quality and credibility remain a pertinent issue. In terms of research…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Social Networks, Scholarship, Electronic Publishing
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Flavin, Michael; Quintero, Valentina – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
The publication of institutional strategies for learning, teaching and assessment in UK higher education is practically ubiquitous. Strategies for technology-enhanced learning are also widespread. This article examines 44 publicly available UK university strategies for technology-enhanced learning, aiming to assess the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
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Grigoryan, Tsoghik – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
This study is an investigation of paperless language learning in the context of the United Arab Emirates. The purpose of this study was to examine Emirati level 1 English language learners' attitudes towards the iPad use as a means of language learning. It was done through a cross-sectional survey questionnaire, wholly composed of fixed-choice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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van Thiel, Lydia – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
Researchers around the world are interested in knowing how to support teachers in developing both their technology skills and their understanding of how educational technologies can provide opportunity to engage all learners at their skill and interest level in learning activities that were not possible without technology. The solution involves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Faculty Development, Educational Technology
Young, Suzanne; Nichols, Helen – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
This article explores the lived experiences of two academics in a UK Higher Education Institution who have embedded digital learning approaches within their curriculum delivery. Achieving student excellence can be impeded by a lack of engagement and sense of identity on large courses. Digital learning strategies can offer opportunities to overcome…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
Adekola, Josephine; Dale, Vicki H. M.; Gardiner, Kerr – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
The rapidly changing digital landscape is having a significant influence on learning and teaching. Our study assesses the response of one higher education institution (HEI) to the changing digital landscape and its transition into enhanced blended learning, which seeks to go beyond the early implementation stage to make the most effective use of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance
Johnson, Clare S. – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
The inclusion of online elements in learning environments is becoming commonplace in Post Compulsory Education. A variety of research into the value of such elements is available, and this study aims to add further evidence by looking specifically at the use of collaborative technologies such as online discussion forums and wikis to encourage…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Case Studies, Adult Students, Critical Thinking
Barr, Matthew – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
In this article, an online student journal is described, and the ways in which student participants value the journal are discussed. "Press Start" is a peer-reviewed international journal of game studies, which aims to publish the best student work related to the academic study of video games. Content analysis of qualitative survey data…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Student Journals, Journal Writing, Periodicals
Blau, Ina; Weiser, Orli; Eshet-Alkalai, Yoram – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
This controlled experiment examined how academic achievement and cognitive, emotional and social aspects of perceived learning are affected by the level of medium naturalness (face-to-face, one-way and two-way videoconferencing) and by learners' personality traits (extroversion-introversion and emotional stability-neuroticism). The Media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Emotional Response
Bortnik, Boris; Stozhko, Natalia; Pervukhina, Irina; Tchernysheva, Albina; Belysheva, Galina – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
This article aims to determine the effect of a virtual chemistry laboratory on university student achievement. The article describes a model of a laboratory course that includes a virtual component. This virtual component is viewed as a tool of student pre-lab autonomous learning. It presents electronic resources designed for a virtual laboratory…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Academic Achievement, Computer Simulation, Electronic Learning
Ross, Bella; Pechenkina, Ekaterina; Aeschliman, Carol; Chase, Anne-Marie – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
This article presents the results of a systematic critical review of interdisciplinary literature concerned with digital text (or e-text) uses in education and proposes recommendations for how e-texts can be implemented for impactful learning. A variety of e-texts can be found in the repertoire of educational resources accessible to students, and…
Descriptors: Layout (Publications), Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing, Intermode Differences
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Akbaba, Yasemin; Baskan, Filiz – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
This study reports on an international project in which students taking the course "Contemporary Issues in Turkish Politics" in spring 2011 and fall 2011 at two institutions of higher education, "Gettysburg College" in the United States and "Izmir University of Economics" in Turkey, worked together in virtual learning…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Politics, Middle Eastern Studies, International Educational Exchange
Király, Sándor; Nehéz, Károly; Hornyák, Olivér – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
Recently, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been offering a new online approach in the field of distance learning and online education. A typical MOOC course consists of video lectures, reading material and easily accessible tests for students. For a computer programming course, it is important to provide interactive, dynamic, online coding…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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