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Flavin, Michael; Quintero, Valentina – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
The publication of institutional strategies for learning, teaching and assessment in UK higher education is practically ubiquitous. Strategies for technology-enhanced learning are also widespread. This article examines 44 publicly available UK university strategies for technology-enhanced learning, aiming to assess the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
Young, Suzanne; Nichols, Helen – Research in Learning Technology, 2017
This article explores the lived experiences of two academics in a UK Higher Education Institution who have embedded digital learning approaches within their curriculum delivery. Achieving student excellence can be impeded by a lack of engagement and sense of identity on large courses. Digital learning strategies can offer opportunities to overcome…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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
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
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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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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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McDonald, Kieran; Glover, Ian – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
The growing ubiquity of smartphones and tablet devices integrated into personal, social and professional life, facilitated by expansive communication networks globally, has the potential to disrupt higher education. Academics and students are considering the future possibilities of exploiting these tools and utilising networks to consolidate and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Traxler, John – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Learning with mobiles in UK universities is not new and is not novel. It is, in fact, at least 10 years old, well-documented and comparable to activity in universities elsewhere in Western Europe, America and Asia Pacific. Continued and dramatic changes in the ownership, access and expectations of mobiles amongst university students and equally…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Varga-Atkins, Tünde – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Recent years have seen a focus on responding to student expectations in higher education. As a result, a number of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) policies have stipulated a requirement for a minimum virtual learning environment (VLE) standard to provide a consistent student experience. This paper offers insight into an under-researched area of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Expectation, College Students, Educational Technology
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Power, Jess; Kannara, Vidya – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
This paper presents a best-practice model for the redesign of virtual learning environments (VLEs) within creative arts to augment blended learning. In considering a blended learning best-practice model, three factors should be considered: the conscious and active human intervention, good learning design and pedagogical input, and the sensitive…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Models, Technology Uses in Education, Art
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Sim, Kwong Nui; Stein, Sarah – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become a necessary element of academic practice in higher education today. Under normal circumstances, PhD students from all disciplines have to use ICT in some form throughout the process of their research, including the preparation, fieldwork, analysis and writing phases of their studies.…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Doctoral Dissertations, Higher Education, Research Methodology
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Bennett, Liz – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This paper explores how Sharpe and Beetham's Digital Literacies Framework which was derived to model students' digital literacies, can be applied to lecturers' digital literacy practices. Data from a small-scale phenomenological study of higher education lecturers who used Web 2.0 in their teaching and learning practices are used to…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Models, Educational Practices, Web 2.0 Technologies
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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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Pike, Anne; Adams, Anne – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
Previous research has highlighted the value of technology to enhance learning. However, digital inclusion research has argued that many issues such as skills, access, usability and choice impact on the effectiveness of technology to enhance learning. The findings in this paper add to the debate by highlighting the importance of value and context.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Ethnography, Distance Education, Usability
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Cousins, Sarah; Bissar, Dounia – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
The article adopts a narrative inquiry approach to foreground informal learning and exposes a collection of stories from tutors about how they adapted comfortably to the digital age.We were concerned that despite substantial evidence that bringing about changes in pedagogic practices can be difficult, there is a gap in convincing approaches to…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Informal Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries