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Ozverir, Ildeniz; Herrington, Jan; Osam, Ulker Vanci – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Knowledge obtained in higher education through de-contextualised tasks and activities often remains "inert" and learners cannot readily transfer understanding to novel contexts. Nowhere is this more evident than in learning a foreign language. Typical language interaction exercises in class do not mirror real-life language use and such…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Higher Education
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Herrington, Jan; Parker, Jenni – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Employing emerging technologies in learning is becoming increasingly important as a means to support the development of digital media literacy. Using a theoretical framework of authentic learning and technology as cognitive tools, this paper examined student responses to the infusion of emerging technologies in a large first year teacher education…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teacher Education Programs, Technological Advancement
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Bozalek, Vivienne; Gachago, Daniela; Alexander, Lucy; Watters, Kathy; Wood, Denise; Ivala, Eunice; Herrington, Jan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
It is now widely accepted that the transmission of disciplinary knowledge is insufficient to prepare students leaving higher education for the workplace. Authentic learning has been suggested as a way to bring the necessary complexity into learning to deal with challenges in professional practice after graduation. This study investigates how South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Technological Literacy