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Rambe, Patient; Bere, Aaron – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
One of the most complicated academic endeavours in transmission pedagogies is to generate democratic participation of all students and public expression of silenced voices. While the potential of mobile phones, particularly mobile instant messaging (MIM), to trigger broadened academic participation is increasingly acknowledged in literature,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Ng'ambi, Dick – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Although there is an increasing use of emerging technologies (ETs) in higher education internationally and in South Africa in particular, there is little evidence that their use is transforming teaching and learning practice. Anecdotal evidence shows that there is a dichotomy between the technologies supported and used in higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement
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Murphy, Elizabeth; Rodriguez-Manzanares, Maria A.; Barbour, Michael – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
This paper presents the results of an inductive, interpretive analysis of the perspectives of 42 Canadian high school distance education (DE) teachers on asynchronous and synchronous online teaching. The paper includes a conceptual overview of the affordances and constraints of each form of teaching. Findings provided insight into the following…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Hakkarainen, Kai – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
The purpose of the present paper was to examine three generations of research on technology-mediated learning carried on by the present investigator's research group. The first generation focused on examining computer-supported collaborative learning from the cognitive perspective. The main focus was to examine to what extent knowledge-seeking…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Computer Mediated Communication, Influence of Technology
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Twining, Peter – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
This paper describes and reflects on the development of the Schome Park Programme (SPP), which was established with the specific aim of extending our thinking about schome, which aims to be the optimal educational system for the 21st century. In an earlier stage of the Schome Initiative, it became clear that people find it almost impossible to…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology, Educational Philosophy, Educational Innovation