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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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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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Walker, Richard; Handley, Zoe – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
The issues influencing student engagement with high-stakes computer-based exams were investigated, drawing on feedback from two cohorts of international MA Education students encountering this assessment method for the first time. Qualitative data from surveys and focus groups on the students' examination experience were analysed, leading to the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Learner Engagement, Computer Assisted Testing, High Stakes Tests
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Franklin, Roslyn; Smith, Jubilee – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
This paper investigates the use of iPads in the assessment of predominantly second year Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood) pre-service teachers undertaking a physical education and health unit. Within this unit, practical assessment tasks are graded by tutors in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The main barriers for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Physical Education, Health Education
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Fabian, Khristin; MacLean, Donald – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This article summarises the methodology and outcomes of an interventionist/action research project to assess the benefits, and potential pitfalls, of the use of mobile devices in learning and teaching activities in a Further Education environment. A bank of 15 tablet devices were purchased and prepared for classroom use. Staff members were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Handheld Devices, Adult Education
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Voelkel, Susanne – Research in Learning Technology, 2013
The aim of this action research project was to improve student learning by encouraging more "time on task" and to improve self-assessment and feedback through the introduction of weekly online tests in a Year 2 lecture module in biological sciences. Initially voluntary online tests were offered to students and those who participated…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Feedback (Response)
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McAndrew, Patrick; Farrow, Robert; Cooper, Martyn – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Online resources for education offer opportunities for those with disabilities but also raise challenges on how to best adjust resources to accommodate accessibility. Automated reconfiguration could in principle remove the need for expensive and time-consuming discussions about adaptation. On the other hand, human-based systems provide much needed…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Macgregor, George; Spiers, Alex; Taylor, Chris – Research in Learning Technology, 2011
Formative assessment generates feedback on students' performance, thereby accelerating and improving student learning. Anecdotal evidence gathered by a number of evaluations has hypothesised that audio feedback may be capable of enhancing student learning more than other approaches. In this paper we report on the preliminary findings of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Control Groups, Undergraduate Students