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Cousins, Sarah; Bissar, Dounia – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
The article adopts a narrative inquiry approach to foreground informal learning and exposes a collection of stories from tutors about how they adapted comfortably to the digital age.We were concerned that despite substantial evidence that bringing about changes in pedagogic practices can be difficult, there is a gap in convincing approaches to…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Informal Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Narayan, Vickel; Davis, Catherine; Gee, Robin – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
The dramatic advancements in technology over the last 5 years have created an environment that could support learning that surpasses anything we would have seen, experienced or imagined before. While new technologies offer considerable opportunities for improved learning, their use however has remained as a plug-on to traditional teaching methods.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Publishing, Multimedia Materials
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Jordan, Lindsay – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
This paper discusses the benefits and challenges of video as a tool for supporting and enhancing peer feedback and reflection. The analysis draws on key arguments from relevant literature in combination with the author's own experiences of producing and using video recordings of peer feedback sessions, presentations and personal reflections, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Computer Literacy, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Glover, Ian; Campbell, Anna; Latif, Farzana; Norris, Leona; Toner, James; Tse, Connie – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
City University London committed in 2009 to make Moodle the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) at the core of a new Strategic Learning Environment (SLE) comprised of VLE, externally facing website and related systems such as video streaming and virtual classrooms. Previously, the WebCT VLE had been separate from most of the other systems at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Virtual Classrooms, Video Technology, Integrated Learning Systems
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Munnerley, Danny; Bacon, Matt; Wilson, Anna; Steele, James; Hedberg, John; Fitzgerald, Robert – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
How can educators make use of augmented reality technologies and practices to enhance learning and why would we want to embrace such technologies anyway? How can an augmented reality help a learner confront, interpret and ultimately comprehend reality itself ? In this article, we seek to initiate a discussion that focuses on these questions, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Influence of Technology
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Taylor, Teri – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Currently, many placement-based health programme students within the UK are supported through face-to-face visits from university staff. Whilst cited in literature as being of value, the face-to-face nature of this contact is not supported. Alternatives including video-based communications methods offer the potential for cost effective,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Teacher Attitudes
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Mor, Yishay; Craft, Brock – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
The mounting wealth of open and readily available information and the accelerated evolution of social, mobile and creative technologies call for a re-conceptualisation of the role of educators: from providers of knowledge to designers of learning. This call is reverberated by the rising trend of research in learning design (LD). Addressing this,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Influence of Technology, Instructional Design, Computer Uses in Education
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Flavin, Michael – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
This paper analyses the role of "disruptive" innovative technologies in higher education. In this country and elsewhere, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have invested significant sums in learning technologies, with Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) being more or less universal, but these technologies have not been universally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Questionnaires, Use Studies
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McGuigan, Aileen; Golden, Lucy – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
This paper considers professional development in a context that is familiar and problematic to teaching teams in tertiary education everywhere, that of delivering online programmes with an ever-decreasing complement of staff. The Teaching Qualification Further Education (TQFE) teaching team at University of Dundee confronted the reality of reduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Educational Policy, Web Based Instruction
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Reinhardt, Claus H.; Rosen, Evelyne N. – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Many medical students use exchange programmes to enrich their portfolio. However, such a confrontation with reality can be challenging because custom and practice sometimes differ radically between countries. Exchange students post specific peculiarities, as encountered by them abroad, onto the medical exchange website. They can ask for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Medical Students
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Naamani, Catherine; Taylor, Louise – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
This paper takes a case study approach to provide evidence of the benefits of podcasting as a tool used to support a vocational qualification in the subject area of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Nail Technology). It reflects on the experiences of both the lecturer and the students and concludes that podcasting is a valuable tool, supporting a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Handheld Devices, Learner Engagement
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McNeill, Tony – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
The last 5 years have seen a growing number of universities use social media services such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to engage with past, present and prospective students. More recently still, a number of universities have published policy or guidance documents on the use of social media for a range of university-related purposes including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Content Analysis, Higher Education
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Heap, Tania; Minocha, Shailey – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
This research project investigated how openness and sharing of knowledge are manifested through scholarly blogging. We aimed to identify the academics' and researchers' motivations for starting a blog; the contribution of blogging to their personal and professional development; and any challenges. Twenty-six participants were recruited. A…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Development, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Clayton, John – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Education has long been regarded as the foundation stone of national growth and international competitiveness. In the last three decades national educational reforms to improve access to higher education qualifications, individual higher education institutions' aggressive national and international marketing initiatives and improved information…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Learning Modules
Chen, Chun-Ying; Pedersen, Susan; Murphy, Karen L. – Research in Learning Technology, 2011
Many studies report information overload as one of the main problems that students encounter in online learning via computer-mediated communication. This study aimed to explore the sources of online students' information overload and offer suggestions for increasing students' cognitive resources for learning. Participants were 12 graduate students…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion
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