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Thorsteinsson, Gisli; Page, Tom – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2012
This article puts forward a three related case study series, using a Virtual Reality Learning Environment (VRLE) with a view to supporting the development of students' ideation skills in conventional primary and secondary education. This learning environment is fairly new and therefore it is necessary to examine its educational uses and determine…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Case Studies, Virtual Classrooms
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Thorsteinsson, G.; Page, Tom – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2010
One of the aims of the Socrates Comenius 2.1 action is to prepare programmes, courses, strategies or teaching material for training the staff involved in education. In this respect, in the frame of the "FISTE--A Future Way For In-Service Teacher Training Across Europe" (118766-2004-RO-COMENIUS-C21) the on-line curse "Integrating ICT…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Online Courses
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Thorsteinsson, G.; Page, Tom – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2009
Learning scientists have discovered that deep learning is more likely to occur in complex social and technological environments, one example of this is computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) situations. This was the main guideline when partners of Socrates Comenius 2.1-project FISTE (A Future Way for In-Service Teacher Training Across…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Creative Teaching
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Page, Tom; Thorsteinsson, G. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
This paper presents the reflections of teachers regarding the use of ICT in teaching and their implications for students' quality of learning as well as on quality of teaching behaviours. The research data was collected in the frame of FISTE-project, A Future Way for In-service Teacher Training across Europe. It is argued that ICT is a key factor…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
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Jonsdottir, Svanborg R.; Thorsteinsson, Gisli; Page, Tom – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
Innovation Education and Practical Use of Knowledge was introduced into the Icelandic National Curriculum for compulsory schools in 1999, where it is defined by the curriculum writers as a "school subject" but is not allocated any direct time in the recommended guidelines for subjects. This paper describes a master's research project…
Descriptors: Ideology, Educational Innovation, Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries
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Page, Tom; Thorsteinsson, Gisli – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2008
This paper introduces blended learning as a pedagogical approach, which was explored through the European project InnoEd and the way InnoEd undertook by using the on-line InnoEd VRLE. European educators in the InnoEd project have utilised a range of learning activities to help to improve Innovation Education. A mixture of lectures, visual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Educational Innovation, Inservice Teacher Education
Thorsteinsson, Gisli; Page, Tom – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2007
Fiste is a three year Comenius project based on a need for innovative and effective ideas for in-service teacher education. The Fiste project is funded by the European Comenius and deals with the use of new web based educational technologies for teaching in-service teachers in Europe. The Fiste's main task is to create a common in-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Teacher Education, Internet