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Bulfin, Scott; Henderson, Michael; Johnson, Nicola F.; Selwyn, Neil – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
The academic study of educational technology is often characterised by critics as methodologically limited. In order to test this assumption, the present paper reports on data collected from a survey of 462 "research active" academic researchers working in the broad areas of educational technology and educational media. The paper…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Surveys, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Selwyn, Neil; Potter, John; Cranmer, Sue – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
Based on survey data from 612 pupils in five English primary schools, this paper investigates children's engagement with information and communication technologies (ICTs) inside and outside the school context. Analysis of the data shows pupils' engagements with ICTs to be often perfunctory and unspectacular, especially within the school setting,…
Descriptors: Internet, Students, Information Technology, Educational Technology
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Selwyn, Neil; Gorard, Stephen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2003
Discussion of information and communications technology in the United Kingdom focuses on contrasting government rhetoric concerning post-compulsory electronic learning with an analysis of data from the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education survey. Results suggest that access to ICT does not in itself make people more likely to…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Information Technology
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Selwyn, Neil; Bullon, Kate – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2000
Reports on a study of 267 primary children in five schools in South and Mid Wales. Examines their use of information and communications technology (ICT) in school and at home using a combination of interview and questionnaire data. Data reveal that although the vast majority of children are making some use of computers in schools, patterns of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Selwyn, Neil – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1997
Argues that educational computing research has not kept up with the growing importance of educational technology. Examines criticisms of the research: the overtly optimistic tone permeating the majority of the literature, the avoidance of qualitative methodologies, and the distrust of a more theoretical analysis of the role of the computer in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Research