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Bdiwi, Rawia; de Runz, Cyril; Faiz, Sami; Cherif, Arab Ali – Research in Learning Technology, 2019
The main purpose of this article is to investigate the impact of teacher's position on students' performance in higher education. A new pedagogical approach based on collaborative learning is used due to the design of a smart learning environment (SLE). This workspace uses, respectively, information and communication technologies (ICT) and radio…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Role, Classroom Environment
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Grigoryan, Tsoghik – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
This study is an investigation of paperless language learning in the context of the United Arab Emirates. The purpose of this study was to examine Emirati level 1 English language learners' attitudes towards the iPad use as a means of language learning. It was done through a cross-sectional survey questionnaire, wholly composed of fixed-choice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
Young, Suzanne; Nichols, Helen – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
This article explores the lived experiences of two academics in a UK Higher Education Institution who have embedded digital learning approaches within their curriculum delivery. Achieving student excellence can be impeded by a lack of engagement and sense of identity on large courses. Digital learning strategies can offer opportunities to overcome…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
Barr, Matthew – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
In this article, an online student journal is described, and the ways in which student participants value the journal are discussed. "Press Start" is a peer-reviewed international journal of game studies, which aims to publish the best student work related to the academic study of video games. Content analysis of qualitative survey data…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Student Journals, Journal Writing, Periodicals
Blau, Ina; Weiser, Orli; Eshet-Alkalai, Yoram – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
This controlled experiment examined how academic achievement and cognitive, emotional and social aspects of perceived learning are affected by the level of medium naturalness (face-to-face, one-way and two-way videoconferencing) and by learners' personality traits (extroversion-introversion and emotional stability-neuroticism). The Media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Emotional Response
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Bell, Frances; Mackness, Jenny; Funes, Mariana – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
We investigated how participants associated with each other and developed community in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about Rhizomatic Learning (Rhizo14).We compared learner experiences in two social networking sites (SNSs), Facebook and Twitter. Our combination of thematic analysis of qualitative survey data with analysis of participant…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Models, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses
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Delimont, Nicole; Turtle, Elizabeth C.; Bennett, Andrew; Adhikari, Koushik; Lindshield, Brian L. – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
The Kansas State University Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative provides grants to faculty members to replace textbooks with open/alternative educational resources (OAERs) that are available at no cost to students. Open educational resources are available for anyone to access, while alternative educational resources are not open. The objective of…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Gillies, Christopher Graham Mckercher – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
This article reports on factors affecting local academic acceptance of bring your own devices (BYOD). A review of the literature revealed a paucity of studies that have explored the complex factors that affect academic use and intention to use mobile devices in the classroom, with even less exploring truly ubiquitous and varied personal devices as…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research
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Cronin, Catherine; Cochrane, Thomas; Gordon, Averill – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
We consider the principles of communities of practice (CoP) and networked learning in higher education, illustrated with a case study. iCollab has grown from an international community of practice connecting students and lecturers in seven modules across seven higher education institutions in six countries, to a global network supporting the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Higher Education
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Premadasa, H. K. Salinda; Meegama, R. G. N. – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Short messaging service (SMS) is perhaps the most popular mobile technology prevalent among students in higher education due to its ubiquitous nature and the capability of two-way communication. However, a major limitation in two-way text messaging is sending back a part of received data with the reply message. This limitation results in users of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Students, Technology Uses in Education
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McDonald, Kieran; Glover, Ian – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
The growing ubiquity of smartphones and tablet devices integrated into personal, social and professional life, facilitated by expansive communication networks globally, has the potential to disrupt higher education. Academics and students are considering the future possibilities of exploiting these tools and utilising networks to consolidate and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Meadows, Chris; Soper, Kate; Cullen, Rod; Wasiuk, Catherine; McAllister-Gibson, Colin; Danby, Phil – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Student voice data is a key factor as Manchester Metropolitan University strives to continually improve institutional technology enhanced learning (TEL) infrastructure. A bi-annual Institutional Student Survey enables students to communicate their experience of learning, teaching and assessment on programmes and specific units studied. Each cycle…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Traxler, John – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Learning with mobiles in UK universities is not new and is not novel. It is, in fact, at least 10 years old, well-documented and comparable to activity in universities elsewhere in Western Europe, America and Asia Pacific. Continued and dramatic changes in the ownership, access and expectations of mobiles amongst university students and equally…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Varga-Atkins, Tünde – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Recent years have seen a focus on responding to student expectations in higher education. As a result, a number of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) policies have stipulated a requirement for a minimum virtual learning environment (VLE) standard to provide a consistent student experience. This paper offers insight into an under-researched area of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Expectation, College Students, Educational Technology
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Ackland, Aileen; Swinney, Ann – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
In this paper, we draw on Actor-Network Theories (ANT) to explore how material components functioned to create gateways and barriers to a virtual learning network in the context of a professional development module in higher education. Students were practitioners engaged in family learning in different professional roles and contexts. The data…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Communities of Practice, Social Networks, Learning Modules
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