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Hill, Robin K.; Fresen, Jill W.; Geng, Fawei – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Lecturers in higher education often consider the incorporation of web technologies into their teaching practice. Partially structured and populated course site templates could aid them in getting started with creating and deploying web-based materials and activities to enrich the teaching and learning experience. Discussions among instructional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Internet
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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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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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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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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
Johri, Aditya – Research in Learning Technology, 2011
Although the use of digital information technologies in education has become commonplace, there are few, if any, central guiding frameworks or theories that explicate the relationship between technology and learning practices. In this paper, I argue that such a theoretical framework can assist scholars and practitioners alike by working as a…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Technology, Informal Education, Case Studies
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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