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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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Cochrane, Thomas – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Having implemented and evaluated over 35 mlearning projects in a variety of contexts in higher education over the past 6 years the researcher is ready to share the untold secret: not all mlearning projects succeed! This article critiques three of the researcher's mlearning projects that can be classed as "failures" and compares them to successful…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Action Research, Participatory Research, Program Design
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Naamani, Catherine; Taylor, Louise – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
This paper takes a case study approach to provide evidence of the benefits of podcasting as a tool used to support a vocational qualification in the subject area of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Nail Technology). It reflects on the experiences of both the lecturer and the students and concludes that podcasting is a valuable tool, supporting a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Handheld Devices, Learner Engagement