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Grigoryan, Tsoghik – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
This study is an investigation of paperless language learning in the context of the United Arab Emirates. The purpose of this study was to examine Emirati level 1 English language learners' attitudes towards the iPad use as a means of language learning. It was done through a cross-sectional survey questionnaire, wholly composed of fixed-choice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
Latif, Farzana – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
Barriers to technology adoption in teaching and learning are well documented, with a corresponding body of research focused on how these can be addressed. As a way to combine a variety of these adoption strategies, the University of Sheffield developed a Technology Enhanced Learning Festival, TELFest. This annual, week-long event, emphasises the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Workshops, Teaching Methods
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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Delimont, Nicole; Turtle, Elizabeth C.; Bennett, Andrew; Adhikari, Koushik; Lindshield, Brian L. – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
The Kansas State University Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative provides grants to faculty members to replace textbooks with open/alternative educational resources (OAERs) that are available at no cost to students. Open educational resources are available for anyone to access, while alternative educational resources are not open. The objective of…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Gillies, Christopher Graham Mckercher – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
This article reports on factors affecting local academic acceptance of bring your own devices (BYOD). A review of the literature revealed a paucity of studies that have explored the complex factors that affect academic use and intention to use mobile devices in the classroom, with even less exploring truly ubiquitous and varied personal devices as…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research
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Stieler-Hunt, Colleen; Jones, Christian M. – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
This study used qualitative methods to explore why some educators embrace the use of digital game-play (DGP) in the classroom. The results indicated that these teachers had a very strong belief that DGP could be beneficial for learning which stemmed from experiencing their own form of subjective success with using DGP in the classroom, availing…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Glover, Ian; Parkin, Helen J.; Hepplestone, Stuart; Irwin, Brian; Rodger, Helen – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
This paper explores the potential of technology to enhance the assessment and feedback process for both staff and students. The "Making Connections" project aimed to better understand the connections that students make between the feedback that they receive and future assignments, and explored whether technology can help them in this…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, College Students, College Faculty
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Kuikka, Matti; Kitola, Markus; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Time pressures often necessitate the use of more efficient exam tools, such as electronic exams (e-exams), instead of traditional paper exams. However, teachers may face challenges when introducing e-exams in a higher education context. This paper describes what kinds of challenges teachers may face when introducing e-exams, based on experiences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys
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Reed, Peter – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Further to earlier work carried out by the student union (SU) along with strategic discussions regarding technology-enhanced learning (TEL), this research aimed to identify the attitudes and experience of teaching staff in relation to specific uses of technology in learning and teaching. Data obtained through an online questionnaire (n = 100)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Online Surveys
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Pedro, Luís; Santos, Carlos; Almeida, Sara Filipa; Ramos, Fernando; Moreira, António; Almeida, Margarida; Antunes, Maria João – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This paper aims to assess the relevance and usefulness of the SAPO Campus recommender system, through the analysis of students' and teachers' opinions. Recommender systems, assuming a "technology-driven" approach, have been designed with the primary goal of predicting user interests based on the implicit analysis of their actions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Opinions
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Scott, Karen M. – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
As universities invest in the development of e-learning resources, e-learning sustainability has come under consideration. This has largely focused on the challenges and facilitators of organisational and technological sustainability and scalability, and professional development. Little research has examined the experience of a teacher dealing…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Sustainability, Faculty Development
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Hall, Richard; Atkins, Lucy; Fraser, Josie – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Despite the growing interest in digital literacy within educational policy, guidance for secondary educators in terms of how digital literacy translates into the classroom is lacking. As a result, many teachers feel ill-prepared to support their learners in using technology effectively. The DigiLit Leicester project created an infrastructure for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Attitudes
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Cochrane, Thomas; Antonczak, Laurent; Keegan, Helen; Narayan, Vickel – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Moving innovation in teaching and learning beyond isolated short-term projects is one of the holy grails of educational technology research, which is littered with the debris of a constant stream of comparative studies demonstrating no significant difference between innovative technologies and traditional pedagogical approaches. Meanwhile, the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Instructional Innovation, Creative Teaching, Teaching Methods
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Dashtestani, Reza – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This study set out to explore Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' perceptions on the implementation of online EFL instruction. A mixed-methods design, including semi-structured interviews and questionnaires, was employed for the specific purposes of this study. A total of 242 EFL teachers participated in the questionnaire phase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Graham-Matheson, Lynne; Starr, Simon – Research in Learning Technology, 2013
Plagiarism is a growing problem for universities, many of which are turning to software detection for help in detecting and dealing with it. This paper explores issues around plagiarism and reports on a study of the use of Turnitin in a new university. The purpose of the study was to inform the senior management team about the plagiarism policy…
Descriptors: Cheating, Plagiarism, Computer Software, College Students
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