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Mello, Luciane V. – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
The research question for this study was: "Can the provision of online resources help to engage and motivate students to become self-directed learners?" This study presents the results of an action research project to answer this question for a postgraduate module at a research-intensive university in the United Kingdom. The analysis of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Learner Engagement, Independent Study, Teaching Methods
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Ellis, Cathy; Dyer, Alec; Thompson, Dominic – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This study set out to explore the use of the Internet in peer-to-peer learning environments within vocational education and training and to investigate whether this approach could replace traditional teaching and learning. A mixed methods design, including classroom observations, design experiments, interviews and questionnaires was adopted.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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Whitworth, Andrew; Garnett, Fred; Pearson, Diana – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Informational resources are essential for communities, rooting them in their own history, helping them learn and solve problems, giving them a voice in decisionmaking and so on. For digital inclusion and inclusion in the informational and democratic processes of society more generally it is essential that communities retain the skills, awareness…
Descriptors: Schools, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Inclusion
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Mor, Yishay; Craft, Brock – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
The mounting wealth of open and readily available information and the accelerated evolution of social, mobile and creative technologies call for a re-conceptualisation of the role of educators: from providers of knowledge to designers of learning. This call is reverberated by the rising trend of research in learning design (LD). Addressing this,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Influence of Technology, Instructional Design, Computer Uses in Education
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Hepplestone, Stuart; Holden, Graham; Irwin, Brian; Parkin, Helen J.; Thorpe, Louise – Research in Learning Technology, 2011
This article presents a review of the literature over the past 10 years into the use of technological interventions that tutors might use to encourage students to engage with and action the feedback that they receive on their assessment tasks. The authors hypothesise that technology has the potential to enhance student engagement with feedback.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Learner Engagement
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Smailes, Joanne; Gannon-Leary, Pat – Research in Learning Technology, 2011
Support systems are vital for university entrants and one established means of support is peer mentoring, which has the potential to improve student engagement and retention. Peer mentoring models are generally based on face-to-face contact. However, given the increasing number of higher education institutions using social media, might online…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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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
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Jones, Allan; Bissell, Christopher – Research in Learning Technology, 2011
A major strand of science and technology studies in recent decades has related to the social construction of technology (SCOT) movement, whose adherents maintain that technological systems are determined just as much by social forces as by technological ones. Taking this SCOT notion as a starting point, and putting a focus on the user, this paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Computer Software, Educational Technology