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Bdiwi, Rawia; de Runz, Cyril; Faiz, Sami; Cherif, Arab Ali – Research in Learning Technology, 2019
The main purpose of this article is to investigate the impact of teacher's position on students' performance in higher education. A new pedagogical approach based on collaborative learning is used due to the design of a smart learning environment (SLE). This workspace uses, respectively, information and communication technologies (ICT) and radio…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Role, Classroom Environment
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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
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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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Premadasa, H. K. Salinda; Meegama, R. G. N. – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
Short messaging service (SMS) is perhaps the most popular mobile technology prevalent among students in higher education due to its ubiquitous nature and the capability of two-way communication. However, a major limitation in two-way text messaging is sending back a part of received data with the reply message. This limitation results in users of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Students, Technology Uses in 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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Habel, Chad; Stubbs, Matthew – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This article reports on an action-research project designed to investigate the effect of a technological intervention on the complex interactions between student engagement, participation, attendance and preparation in a large lecture delivered as part of a compulsory first-year law course, a discipline which has not been the focus of any previous…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Voting, Law Students, Law Schools
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Lauricella, Sharon; Kay, Robin – Research in Learning Technology, 2013
This article examined how higher education students used text and instant messaging for academic purposes with their peers and faculty. Specifically, comfort level, frequency of use, usefulness, reasons for messaging and differences between peer-to-peer and peer-to-instructor interactions were examined. Students noted that they were very…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Walker, Ros – Research in Learning Technology, 2013
Are pupils in the United Kingdom using mobile devices to help their learning? If so, what are they using and why? This article is based on research carried out by questionnaire, observation and pupil interviews at two English academies. One of the academies provides mobile devices for the pupils, and the other bans the use of mobile devices. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education