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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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Flavin, Michael; Quintero, Valentina – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
The publication of institutional strategies for learning, teaching and assessment in UK higher education is practically ubiquitous. Strategies for technology-enhanced learning are also widespread. This article examines 44 publicly available UK university strategies for technology-enhanced learning, aiming to assess the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
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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
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van Thiel, Lydia – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
Researchers around the world are interested in knowing how to support teachers in developing both their technology skills and their understanding of how educational technologies can provide opportunity to engage all learners at their skill and interest level in learning activities that were not possible without technology. The solution involves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Faculty Development, 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
Johnson, Clare S. – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
The inclusion of online elements in learning environments is becoming commonplace in Post Compulsory Education. A variety of research into the value of such elements is available, and this study aims to add further evidence by looking specifically at the use of collaborative technologies such as online discussion forums and wikis to encourage…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Case Studies, Adult Students, Critical Thinking
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
Ross, Bella; Pechenkina, Ekaterina; Aeschliman, Carol; Chase, Anne-Marie – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
This article presents the results of a systematic critical review of interdisciplinary literature concerned with digital text (or e-text) uses in education and proposes recommendations for how e-texts can be implemented for impactful learning. A variety of e-texts can be found in the repertoire of educational resources accessible to students, and…
Descriptors: Layout (Publications), Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing, Intermode Differences
Király, Sándor; Nehéz, Károly; Hornyák, Olivér – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
Recently, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been offering a new online approach in the field of distance learning and online education. A typical MOOC course consists of video lectures, reading material and easily accessible tests for students. For a computer programming course, it is important to provide interactive, dynamic, online coding…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology
Hewitt, Anne; Stubbs, Matthew – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
Law students internationally suffer from a high level of psychological distress compared with the general and student populations, and anecdotal evidence suggests that students developing skills without adequate support experience significant stress and anxiety. This article considers an initiative at one Australian law school to develop a…
Descriptors: Law Students, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Coping
Latif, Farzana – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
Barriers to technology adoption in teaching and learning are well documented, with a corresponding body of research focused on how these can be addressed. As a way to combine a variety of these adoption strategies, the University of Sheffield developed a Technology Enhanced Learning Festival, TELFest. This annual, week-long event, emphasises the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Workshops, Teaching Methods
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Middleton, Andrew – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Audio needs to be recognised as an integral medium capable of extending education's formal and informal, virtual and physical learning spaces. This paper reconsiders the value of educational podcasting through a review of literature and a module case study. It argues that a pedagogical understanding is needed and challenges technology-centred or…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Literature Reviews
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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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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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Laurillard, Diana – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
The demographics of massive open online course (MOOC) analytics show that the great majority of learners are highly qualified professionals, and not, as originally envisaged, the global community of disadvantaged learners who have no access to good higher education. MOOC pedagogy fits well with the combination of instruction and peer community…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Professional Development, Professional Continuing Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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