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Adekola, Josephine; Dale, Vicki H. M.; Gardiner, Kerr – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
The rapidly changing digital landscape is having a significant influence on learning and teaching. Our study assesses the response of one higher education institution (HEI) to the changing digital landscape and its transition into enhanced blended learning, which seeks to go beyond the early implementation stage to make the most effective use of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance
Johnson, Clare S. – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
The inclusion of online elements in learning environments is becoming commonplace in Post Compulsory Education. A variety of research into the value of such elements is available, and this study aims to add further evidence by looking specifically at the use of collaborative technologies such as online discussion forums and wikis to encourage…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Case Studies, Adult Students, Critical Thinking
Király, Sándor; Nehéz, Károly; Hornyák, Olivér – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
Recently, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been offering a new online approach in the field of distance learning and online education. A typical MOOC course consists of video lectures, reading material and easily accessible tests for students. For a computer programming course, it is important to provide interactive, dynamic, online coding…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology
Hewitt, Anne; Stubbs, Matthew – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
Law students internationally suffer from a high level of psychological distress compared with the general and student populations, and anecdotal evidence suggests that students developing skills without adequate support experience significant stress and anxiety. This article considers an initiative at one Australian law school to develop a…
Descriptors: Law Students, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Coping
McCulloch, Sharon; Tusting, Karin; Hamilton, Mary – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
This article explores academics' writing practices, focusing on the ways in which they use digital platforms in their processes of collaborative learning. It draws on interview data from a research project that has involved working closely with academics across different disciplines and institutions to explore their writing practices,…
Descriptors: Role, College Faculty, Writing (Composition), Academic Discourse
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Bell, Frances; Mackness, Jenny; Funes, Mariana – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
We investigated how participants associated with each other and developed community in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about Rhizomatic Learning (Rhizo14).We compared learner experiences in two social networking sites (SNSs), Facebook and Twitter. Our combination of thematic analysis of qualitative survey data with analysis of participant…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Models, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses
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Laurillard, Diana – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
The demographics of massive open online course (MOOC) analytics show that the great majority of learners are highly qualified professionals, and not, as originally envisaged, the global community of disadvantaged learners who have no access to good higher education. MOOC pedagogy fits well with the combination of instruction and peer community…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Professional Development, Professional Continuing Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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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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Rector-Aranda, Amy; Raider-Roth, Miriam – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
This article presents an educational action research study examining how one online, classroom-based role-play simulation offers middle school students the opportunity to strengthen their agency and voice. The Jewish Court of All Time (JCAT) is a web-mediated simulation designed for middle school classrooms where students take on roles of various…
Descriptors: Action Research, Role Playing, Simulation, Middle School Students
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Salmon, Gilly; Ross, Bella; Pechenkina, Ekaterina; Chase, Anne-Marie – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
In this paper, we explore the benefits of using social media in an online educational setting, with a particular focus on the use of Facebook and Twitter by participants in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed to enable educators to learn about the Carpe Diem learning design process. We define social media as digital social tools and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction
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Powell, Stephen; Olivier, Bill; Yuan, Li – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
This article aims to show how Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can recognise and best respond to a disruptive innovation. A disruptive innovation creates a new business model using a new process and usually a new technology to offer a product or service with new features and/or lower cost and initially addresses a group of people who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Ackland, Aileen; Swinney, Ann – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
In this paper, we draw on Actor-Network Theories (ANT) to explore how material components functioned to create gateways and barriers to a virtual learning network in the context of a professional development module in higher education. Students were practitioners engaged in family learning in different professional roles and contexts. The data…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Communities of Practice, Social Networks, Learning Modules
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Nerantzi, Chrissi; Gossman, Peter – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
Flexible, Distance and Online Learning (FDOL) is an open online course offered as an informal cross-institutional collaboration based on a postgraduate module in the context of teacher education in higher education. The second iteration, FDOL132, was offered in 2013 using a problem-based learning (PBL) design (FISh) to foster collaborative…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Online Courses, Open Education, Institutional Cooperation
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Kauffman, Heather – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
Students perceive online courses differently than traditional courses. Negative perceptions can lead to unfavourable learning outcomes including decreased motivation and persistence. Throughout this review, a broad range of factors that affect performance and satisfaction within the online learning environment for adult learners will be examined…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Success
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Kidron, Adi; Kali, Yael – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
The purpose of this work is to contribute to the body of knowledge on processes by which students develop interdisciplinary understanding of contents, as well as to suggest technology-enhanced means for supporting them in these processes in the context of higher education. In doing so, we suggest a rethinking of three traditional practices that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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