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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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Crampton, Andrea; Ragusa, Angela T.; Cavanagh, Heather – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Educational technology implementation often owes more to the technical proficiency of the teaching staff and/or the capacity of the institution than to a student outcome-centred design process. Creation of online resources takes considerable time and involves significant cost to both the institution, for devices and platforms, and to students for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Distance Education, Outcomes of 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