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Tilton, Jo; Hartnett, Maggie – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
As digital technologies develop and change, so do the ways these tools are integrated into classrooms. In particular, as mobile digital technologies become ubiquitous there is a need to investigate how teachers engage with these tools--both personally and professionally. Research has consistently shown that teachers' underlying beliefs and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology
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Louwrens, Nathaniel; Hartnett, Maggie – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2015
While our understanding of student engagement in the compulsory schooling sector is well developed in face-to-face contexts, the same cannot be said for online and distance learning environments. Indeed, most of what is currently known about online engagement has come from research with older students in tertiary education contexts. This study…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Edmunds, Bronwyn; Hartnett, Maggie – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
This paper reports on one aspect of a descriptive multiple-case study which set out to explore the role of a learning management system (LMS) in personalising learning for students from the perspective of three teachers in one primary school in New Zealand. The intention was to provide insight into the role the LMS could play in classrooms when…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Interviews
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Hartnett, Maggie – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
With the increasing importance and rapid growth of online courses, diversification of the student population, and the growing concern over retention rates, exploration of learner online participation and possible relationships with motivation and achievement behaviour is becoming increasingly relevant in higher education. Previous studies (Gerber,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Student Motivation
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Hartnett, Maggie; St. George, Alison; Dron, Jon – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper reports on one aspect of a larger case study that explores the nature of motivation to learn in an online distance environment. The study adopts self-determination theory (SDT) as a theoretical framework and focuses particularly on the underlying concepts of autonomy and competence. These are used to investigate ways in which certain…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Case Studies