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Allan, Stuart – Research in Learning Technology, 2020
Many institutions are making the move from pen and paper to online examinations, but the literature offers relatively few critical reflections on the ramifications of such a shift. This research presents evidence of the ways in which the social and human practices of online exams are deeply entangled with the material and technological, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Benefits
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Rajagopal, Kamakshi; Firssova, Olga; Op de Beeck, Ilse; Van der Stappen, Elke; Stoyanov, Slavi; Henderikx, Piet; Buchem, Ilona – Research in Learning Technology, 2020
Internationalisation has been a key theme in higher education (HE) for decades. Multiple initiatives across the world have contributed to creating offerings of high-quality online education, with collaborations across national borders. Two of the concepts that have proved to be influential are Virtual Mobility (VM) and Open Education (OE). Virtual…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Online Courses, Global Approach
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Tanis, Cynthia Janet – Research in Learning Technology, 2020
Effective online teaching and learning requires a carefully designed classroom that promotes student engagement with faculty, peers and course content. This research included an investigation of the importance of "faculty-student communication and collaboration"; "student-student communication and collaboration"; "active…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Principles, Teacher Attitudes, Alumni
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Bdiwi, Rawia; de Runz, Cyril; Faiz, Sami; Cherif, Arab Ali – Research in Learning Technology, 2019
The main purpose of this article is to investigate the impact of teacher's position on students' performance in higher education. A new pedagogical approach based on collaborative learning is used due to the design of a smart learning environment (SLE). This workspace uses, respectively, information and communication technologies (ICT) and radio…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Role, Classroom Environment
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Delimont, Nicole; Turtle, Elizabeth C.; Bennett, Andrew; Adhikari, Koushik; Lindshield, Brian L. – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
The Kansas State University Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative provides grants to faculty members to replace textbooks with open/alternative educational resources (OAERs) that are available at no cost to students. Open educational resources are available for anyone to access, while alternative educational resources are not open. The objective of…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Newland, Barbara; Handley, Fiona – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Institutional engagement with digital literacies at the University of Brighton has been promoted through the creation of a Digital Literacies Framework (DLF) aimed at academic staff. The DLF consists of 38 literacies divided into four categories that align to the following key areas of academic work: (1) Learning and teaching; (2) Research; (3)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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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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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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Premadasa, H. K. Salinda; Meegama, R. G. N. – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Short messaging service (SMS) is perhaps the most popular mobile technology prevalent among students in higher education due to its ubiquitous nature and the capability of two-way communication. However, a major limitation in two-way text messaging is sending back a part of received data with the reply message. This limitation results in users of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Students, Technology Uses in Education
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Nerantzi, Chrissi; Gossman, Peter – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
Flexible, Distance and Online Learning (FDOL) is an open online course offered as an informal cross-institutional collaboration based on a postgraduate module in the context of teacher education in higher education. The second iteration, FDOL132, was offered in 2013 using a problem-based learning (PBL) design (FISh) to foster collaborative…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Online Courses, Open Education, Institutional Cooperation
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Glover, Ian; Parkin, Helen J.; Hepplestone, Stuart; Irwin, Brian; Rodger, Helen – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
This paper explores the potential of technology to enhance the assessment and feedback process for both staff and students. The "Making Connections" project aimed to better understand the connections that students make between the feedback that they receive and future assignments, and explored whether technology can help them in this…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, College Students, College Faculty
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Bennett, Liz – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This paper explores how Sharpe and Beetham's Digital Literacies Framework which was derived to model students' digital literacies, can be applied to lecturers' digital literacy practices. Data from a small-scale phenomenological study of higher education lecturers who used Web 2.0 in their teaching and learning practices are used to…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Models, Educational Practices, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Kuikka, Matti; Kitola, Markus; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Time pressures often necessitate the use of more efficient exam tools, such as electronic exams (e-exams), instead of traditional paper exams. However, teachers may face challenges when introducing e-exams in a higher education context. This paper describes what kinds of challenges teachers may face when introducing e-exams, based on experiences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys
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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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Scott, Karen M. – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
As universities invest in the development of e-learning resources, e-learning sustainability has come under consideration. This has largely focused on the challenges and facilitators of organisational and technological sustainability and scalability, and professional development. Little research has examined the experience of a teacher dealing…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Sustainability, Faculty Development
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