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Iniesto, Francisco; McAndrew, Patrick; Minocha, Shailey; Coughlan, Tim – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2016
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have become an accepted way to make learning opportunities available at large scale and with low cost to the learner. However, only if these are made accessible will they be able to offer flexibility of learning and benefits to all, irrespective of disability. Experience in providing accessible online learning…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Scanlon, Eileen; McAndrew, Patrick; O'Shea, Tim – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015
The area of learning has a justifiable claim to be a special case in how it can be enhanced or supported by technology. In areas such as commerce and web design the aim is usually to ensure efficiency and support specific actions such as purchasing or accessing information as quickly and easily as possible. Working with technology for the purpose…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Learning Experience, Instructional Design
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Pitt, Rebecca; Ebrahimi, Nassim; McAndrew, Patrick; Coughlan, Tim – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
Open courses have received a lot of attention in the last two years; however, the question of whether they serve learners has yet to be determined. This paper explores the challenges and potential in assessing the impact of open educational initiatives, particularly those that produce and share Open Educational Resources (OER). We use a…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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McAndrew, Patrick – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2010
The release of free resources by the education sector has led to reconsideration of how the open approach implied by Open Educational Resources (OER) impacts on the educator and the learner. However this work has tended to consider the replication of standard campus based approaches and the characteristics of content that will encourage other…
Descriptors: Open Education, Informal Education, Open Universities, Educational Resources
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Brasher, Andrew; McAndrew, Patrick – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2009
This paper describes how digital talking books (DTBs) with embedded functionality for learners can be generated from content structured according to the OU OpenLearn schema. It includes examples showing how a software transformation developed from open source components can be used to remix OpenLearn content, and discusses issues concerning the…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Educational Resources, Costs, Web Sites
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San Diego, Jonathan P.; McAndrew, Patrick – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2009
Two small studies, one an "eye-tracking" study and the other a "remote observation" study, have been conducted to investigate ways to identify two kinds of online learner interactions: users flicking through the web pages in "browsing" action, and users engaging with the content of a page in "learning"…
Descriptors: Observation, Flow Charts, Eye Movements, Use Studies