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Jordan, Katy – Research in Learning Technology, 2020
The need to demonstrate the impact of research has become an important issue in the Higher Education sector in the UK. This has been taken care of through the introduction of 'impact case studies' as part of the research excellence framework (REF). The aim of the study presented in this paper was to understand the role that educational technology…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Research Utilization, Electronic Learning, Higher Education
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
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
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Middleton, Andrew – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Audio needs to be recognised as an integral medium capable of extending education's formal and informal, virtual and physical learning spaces. This paper reconsiders the value of educational podcasting through a review of literature and a module case study. It argues that a pedagogical understanding is needed and challenges technology-centred or…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Literature Reviews
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Gillies, Christopher Graham Mckercher – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
This article reports on factors affecting local academic acceptance of bring your own devices (BYOD). A review of the literature revealed a paucity of studies that have explored the complex factors that affect academic use and intention to use mobile devices in the classroom, with even less exploring truly ubiquitous and varied personal devices as…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research
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Laurillard, Diana – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
The demographics of massive open online course (MOOC) analytics show that the great majority of learners are highly qualified professionals, and not, as originally envisaged, the global community of disadvantaged learners who have no access to good higher education. MOOC pedagogy fits well with the combination of instruction and peer community…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Professional Development, Professional Continuing Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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Cronin, Catherine; Cochrane, Thomas; Gordon, Averill – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
We consider the principles of communities of practice (CoP) and networked learning in higher education, illustrated with a case study. iCollab has grown from an international community of practice connecting students and lecturers in seven modules across seven higher education institutions in six countries, to a global network supporting the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Higher Education
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Varga-Atkins, Tünde – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Recent years have seen a focus on responding to student expectations in higher education. As a result, a number of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) policies have stipulated a requirement for a minimum virtual learning environment (VLE) standard to provide a consistent student experience. This paper offers insight into an under-researched area of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Expectation, College Students, Educational Technology
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Power, Jess; Kannara, Vidya – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
This paper presents a best-practice model for the redesign of virtual learning environments (VLEs) within creative arts to augment blended learning. In considering a blended learning best-practice model, three factors should be considered: the conscious and active human intervention, good learning design and pedagogical input, and the sensitive…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Models, Technology Uses in Education, Art
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Powell, Stephen; Olivier, Bill; Yuan, Li – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
This article aims to show how Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can recognise and best respond to a disruptive innovation. A disruptive innovation creates a new business model using a new process and usually a new technology to offer a product or service with new features and/or lower cost and initially addresses a group of people who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Ackland, Aileen; Swinney, Ann – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
In this paper, we draw on Actor-Network Theories (ANT) to explore how material components functioned to create gateways and barriers to a virtual learning network in the context of a professional development module in higher education. Students were practitioners engaged in family learning in different professional roles and contexts. The data…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Communities of Practice, Social Networks, Learning Modules
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Owen, Hazel D. – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
Learning provision, including professional learning, needs to embrace mobility (of knowledge, cultures and contexts--physical and cerebral) to enable education practitioners to interact locally and globally, engage with new literacies, access rich contexts, and to question, co-construct and collaborate. Virtual mentoring, also known as distance,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Professional Development, Communities of Practice
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Shively, Chris T.; Yerrick, Randy – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Inquiry has been the framework for guiding reform-based science instruction. All too often, the role of technology is treated tacitly without contributions to this framework. This case study examines a collection of pre-service teachers enrolling in two educational technology courses and the role these experiences play in promoting inquiry…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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Reed, Peter – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Further to earlier work carried out by the student union (SU) along with strategic discussions regarding technology-enhanced learning (TEL), this research aimed to identify the attitudes and experience of teaching staff in relation to specific uses of technology in learning and teaching. Data obtained through an online questionnaire (n = 100)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Online Surveys
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Pedro, Luís; Santos, Carlos; Almeida, Sara Filipa; Ramos, Fernando; Moreira, António; Almeida, Margarida; Antunes, Maria João – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This paper aims to assess the relevance and usefulness of the SAPO Campus recommender system, through the analysis of students' and teachers' opinions. Recommender systems, assuming a "technology-driven" approach, have been designed with the primary goal of predicting user interests based on the implicit analysis of their actions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Opinions
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