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Duret, Denis; Christley, Rob; Denny, Paul; Senior, Avril – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
Building effective and supportive communities of practice in an asynchronous environment can enable students to learn from each other at their own convenient times without the need to meet for discussing concepts. In an undergraduate course with a large amount of content to learn, working collaboratively to answer practice exam questions can help…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students, Tests, Drills (Practice)
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Owen, Hazel D. – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
Learning provision, including professional learning, needs to embrace mobility (of knowledge, cultures and contexts--physical and cerebral) to enable education practitioners to interact locally and globally, engage with new literacies, access rich contexts, and to question, co-construct and collaborate. Virtual mentoring, also known as distance,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Professional Development, Communities of Practice
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Cochrane, Thomas; Antonczak, Laurent; Keegan, Helen; Narayan, Vickel – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Moving innovation in teaching and learning beyond isolated short-term projects is one of the holy grails of educational technology research, which is littered with the debris of a constant stream of comparative studies demonstrating no significant difference between innovative technologies and traditional pedagogical approaches. Meanwhile, the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Instructional Innovation, Creative Teaching, Teaching Methods
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Cochrane, Thomas; Buchem, Ilona; Camacho, Mar; Cronin, Catherine; Gordon, Averill; Keegan, Helen – Research in Learning Technology, 2013
Within the background where education is increasingly driven by the economies of scale and research funding, we propose an alternative online open and connected framework (OOC) for building global learning communities using mobile social media. We critique a three year action research case study involving building collaborative global learning…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Communities of Practice, Criticism, Social Networks
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Cochrane, Thomas; Narayan, Vickel – Research in Learning Technology, 2013
This article evaluates the use of a community of practice model for redesigning a lecturer professional development course investigating the impact of mobile web 2.0 technologies in higher education. The results show a significant change in lecturer conceptions of pedagogy were achieved by this approach. Drawing on our experience of two iterations…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Web 2.0 Technologies, Influence of Technology, Instructional Effectiveness
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Heinrich, Eva; Milne, John – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
This article presents the findings of a qualitative evaluation on the effect of a specialised software tool on the efficiency and quality of assignment marking. The software, Lightwork, combines with the Moodle learning management system and provides support through marking rubrics and marker allocations. To enable the evaluation a framework has…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Models
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Falloon, Garry – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
This research studied a series of videoconference teaching workshops and virtual labs, which formed a component of a school-scientist partnership involving a New Zealand science research institute and year 13 students at a Wellington high school. It explored students' perceptions of the effectiveness of the videoconferences as an interactive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Videoconferencing, Interactive Video, Synchronous Communication
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Narayan, Vickel; Davis, Catherine; Gee, Robin – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
The dramatic advancements in technology over the last 5 years have created an environment that could support learning that surpasses anything we would have seen, experienced or imagined before. While new technologies offer considerable opportunities for improved learning, their use however has remained as a plug-on to traditional teaching methods.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Publishing, Multimedia Materials
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Munnerley, Danny; Bacon, Matt; Wilson, Anna; Steele, James; Hedberg, John; Fitzgerald, Robert – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
How can educators make use of augmented reality technologies and practices to enhance learning and why would we want to embrace such technologies anyway? How can an augmented reality help a learner confront, interpret and ultimately comprehend reality itself ? In this article, we seek to initiate a discussion that focuses on these questions, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Influence of Technology
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Clayton, John – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Education has long been regarded as the foundation stone of national growth and international competitiveness. In the last three decades national educational reforms to improve access to higher education qualifications, individual higher education institutions' aggressive national and international marketing initiatives and improved information…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Learning Modules
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Williams, Brett; Boyle, Malcolm; Molloy, Andrew; Brightwell, Richard; Munro, Graham; Service, Melinda; Brown, Ted – Research in Learning Technology, 2011
Computers and computer-assisted instruction are being used with increasing frequency in the area of undergraduate paramedic education. Paramedic students' attitudes towards the use of e-learning technology and computer-assisted instruction have received limited attention in the empirical literature to date. The objective of this study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Allied Health Personnel, Online Courses