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Elliot, Dely; Wilson, Delia; Boyle, Stephen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Scotland's rich heritage in the field of science and engineering and recent curricular developments led to major investment in education to equip pupils with improved scientific knowledge and skills. However, due to its abstract and conceptual nature, learning science can be challenging. Literature supports the role of multimedia technology in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Instruction, Educational Technology, Science Instruction
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Miller, David J.; Robertson, Derek P. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
It is known that computer games are motivating for children, but there is limited direct evidence of their effects on classroom learning. The studies that are available tend to be limited in terms of output data reported, or small in scale, or both. The aim of this randomised controlled trial was to upscale a recent study by Miller and Robertson…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Peacock, Susi; Gordon, Lisi; Murray, Sue; Morss, Kate; Dunlop, Gloria – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Emergent research indicates that electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) can have a positive impact on the learning experience, but there are significant challenges--pedagogical and technological--which may limit their effectiveness. This paper contributes to research by providing further evidence about such challenges from the tutor perspective and…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Higher Education, Legal Problems, Social Support Groups
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Eary, John – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2008
The National Computing Centre (NCC) has developed an interactive video training system for the Scottish Police College to help train police supervisory officers in crowd control at major spectator events, such as football matches. This approach involves technology-enhanced training in a group-learning environment, and may have significant impact…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Police Education, Management Development, Supervisory Training
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Breslin, Caroline; Nicol, David; Grierson, Hilary; Wodehouse, Andrew; Juster, Neal; Ion, William – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2007
This paper describes how a system comprising a learning environment and digital repository is being embedded into the teaching and learning of Design Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. It then maps out the issues that have been encountered, how these have been overcome and how other departments or institutions would be affected if they…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Engineering, Engineering Education, Distance Education
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Ashton, Helen S.; Beevers, Cliff E.; Korabinski, Athol A.; Youngson, Martin A. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2006
In a mathematical examination on paper, partial credit is normally awarded for an answer that is not correct, but, nevertheless, contains some of the correct working. Assessment on computer normally marks an incorrect answer wrong and awards no marks. This can lead to discrepancies between marks awarded for the same examination given in the two…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Computer Assisted Testing, Mathematics Tests, Grading
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Ling, Bin; Allison, Colin; Nicholl, J. Ross; Moodley, Luke; Roberts, Dave – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2006
The Disabilities Information Flow (DIF) project at the University of St Andrews has sought to provide a means of efficiently managing all student disabilities information within the institution and provide appropriate role-based service interfaces for all staff who need to routinely interact with this information. This paper describes the software…
Descriptors: Information Management, Universities, Disabilities, College Students
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Ashton, Helen S.; Beevers, Cliff E.; Korabinski, Athol A.; Youngson, Martin A. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2005
This article presents results of a comparison between paper and computer tests of ability in Chemistry and Computing. A statistical model is employed to analyse the experimental data from almost 200 candidates. It is shown that there is no medium effect when specific traditional paper examinations in Chemistry and Computing are transferred into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computers, Tests, Information Technology
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Conlon, Tom; Simpson, Mary – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2003
Compares the impact of information technology initiatives in Scottish schools with a study of schools in the Silicon Valley (California). Highlights include computer use by subject; frequency of computer use in schools; student attitudes; questionnaire responses; obstacles to use of technology; and implications for policymaking. (LRW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Robertson, John – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2002
Identifies the use of ICT (information and communication technology) as a weak aspect of professional practice in Scottish and English primary schools based on school inspection reports. Suggests that the adoption of rational integration methodologies has resulted in a failure to understand the complex cultural, psychological and political…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools
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Williams, Dorothy; Coles, Louisa; Wilson, Kay; Richardson, Amanda; Tuson, Jennifer – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2000
Reports on an investigation of information and communications technology (ICT) skills and knowledge needs of teachers working in Scotland that indicated relatively low use of ICT and a number of key issues which have implications for teacher training and development. Suggests that a more holistic approach is required that includes appropriate…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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George, Judith; Stevenson, Anne – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1991
Describes the use of structured video recall as a formative evaluation tool in the Royal Museums of Scotland. The use of questionnaires and interviews to gather data on experience and opinion is described, the adaptation of Interpersonal Process Recall is explained, and other applications of structured recall are suggested. (six references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Exhibits, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Interviews
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Anderson, A.; And Others – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1993
Describes a study that was conducted in Scotland to determine whether untrained classroom teachers could learn HyperCard from a minimal manual and then create their own stacks. The development of the minimal manual is discussed, use of the manual and software is analyzed, and teachers' attitudes are examined. (Contains five references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Correlation
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Siann, Gerda; Macleod, Hamish – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1986
Results of a study of disadvantaged primary school children which focused on effects of exposure to Logo, microcomputer social interaction, and children's expressed interest in computers, are discussed in context of relevant literature. It is concluded computer literacy should be primary goal at this level and computer equity is crucial. (MBR)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Disadvantaged Youth