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Hewson, Edmund R. F. – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018
Since 2013, Leeds Beckett University has carried out two studies, working with market researchers, into students' feelings and perceptions of online courses and their learning context. This work has been conducted outside routine data collection for statistical reporting to regulatory agencies, as these exercises do not explore a student's…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Campbell, Anne – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2016
The UK Open University has a large, highly distributed workforce, particularly within its part-time teaching staff who work mainly from home and who live across the UK and Ireland. In these circumstances it is a challenge to provide professional development which allows for situated learning, peer interaction and community building. In this paper…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Electronic Learning
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Wills, Sandra; Pegler, Chris – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2016
This paper positions discussion of learning designs in the broad context of reuse and repurpose. It proposes that not enough attention has been given to the "purpose" of reuse and the motivation of those who choose to share or use reusable learning resources. There is a need for both a broad and deep understanding of what occurs when…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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White, Steven; White, Su – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2016
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are frequently portrayed as "agents of change" in higher education (HE), impacting on institutional practices, processes and structures throughout HE. However, these courses do not "fit" neatly with the established aims and functions of universities, and accounts of technology-led change in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Higher Education, Teacher Role
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Jones, Ann – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015
Conole and Alevizou's social media typology (Conole and Alevizou, 2010) includes amongst its ten categories: media sharing; conversational arenas and chat; social networking and blogging. These are all media with which language learners are increasingly engaging (Lamy and Zourou, 2013). Social networking tools, in particular, which encourage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Welsh, Informal Education, Learning Strategies
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Mathiasen, Helle – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015
Studies on the use of digital voting systems in large group teaching situations have often focused on the "non-anonymity" and control and testing functions that the technology provides. There has also been some interest in how students might use their votes tactically to gain "credits". By focusing on an empirical study of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Voting, Educational Technology, Audience Response Systems
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Kosonen, Kari; Ilomäki, Liisa; Lakkala, Minna – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015
The present study focuses on examining how digitally guided conceptual mapping can be used in orienting students in higher education to learn complex domain content and practices. The outcomes of conceptual mapping were investigated as the orienting bases created by the students that used digitalized conceptual tools to construct an external…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, College Students, Concept Mapping
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Holley, Debbie; Sentance, Sue – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015
The affordances of mobile technologies are well documented (Vavoula (2004); Wali (2008); Pachler et al (2010); Cook (2011); Sharples (2013). Linked with the rapid expansion of the "SMART" phones, where users access fast/high quality information, new opportunities are offered to engage students at a time/place of their own choosing. Our…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Learning, Telecommunications
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Lockridge, Rochelle; Levine, Alan; Funes, Mariana – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014
This case study illustrates how DS106, a computer science course in Digital Storytelling from the University of Mary Washington (UMW) and accessible as an open course on the web, is being explored in a corporate environment at 3M, an American multinational corporation based in St. Paul, Minnesota, to build community, collaboration, and more…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Corporate Education, Computer Science Education, Story Telling
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Mihailidis, Paul; Cohen, James N. – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Internet
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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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Mavroudi, Anna; Hadzilacos, Thanasis – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
This paper presents a case study where twelve graduate students undertook the demanding role of the adaptive e-course developer and worked collaboratively on an authentic and complex design task in the context of open and distance tertiary education. The students had to work in groups in order to conceptualise and design a learning scenario for…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Instructional Design, Teamwork, Cooperative Planning
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Lanham, John; Howard, Yvonne; Drew, Ben; Johns, Dan – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
Higher education institutions are recognising the clear benefits of open educational resources, and academics are engaging with the development of these resources. This paper presents a case study of OERs being developed using the live, current BloodhoundSSC world land speed record project as a basis. The paper outlines the rationale for the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Open Education, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology
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Pearce, Nick; Learmonth, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
This paper details a case study of using Pinterest as an educational resource in an introductory anthropology course. Its use was evaluated through the data provided by the platform itself and focus groups. This evaluation found that Pinterest was a popular and useful tool for developing curated multimedia resources to support students' learning.…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Anthropology, Internet, Social Networks
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Wolfenden, Freda; Buckler, Alison; Keraro, Fred – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2012
Over a period of three years a number of International and African based institutions collaborated to design and create a set of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to support school based teacher education as part of the TESSA project. Writing of the materials drew on case studies, experiences and existing resources from across the region using a…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Cultural Context
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