British Journal of Educational Technology 50:3 Published on LearnTechLib

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The creation of digital artefacts as a mechanism to engage students in studying literature

Geoff Walton, Mark Childs & Gordana Jugo
The aim of the project was to motivate school students to learn about the national literature of their own and others’ countries. Engagement was fostered via the creation of digital … More

Sociotechnical co‐evolution of an e‐Learning innovation network

Nancy Law & Leming Liang
This paper reports on a longitudinal study of a network of 10 special education needs schools over a span of 11 years that leveraged the opportunity offered by a government‐funded … More

Advance organizers in videos for software training of Chinese students

Hans van der Meij
The effectiveness of demonstration‐based training (DBT) videos for software training has been investigated for a Western audience. These studies have generally found that the demonstration videos significantly enhanced self‐efficacy and … More

School leaders’ practices for innovative use of digital technologies in schools

Marcia Håkansson Lindqvist
School leaders’ practices to support the innovative use of digital technologies for teaching and learning and the conditions for technology‐enhanced learning were studied in a 1:1 laptop initiative in two … More

Towards the successful integration of e‐learning systems in higher education in Iraq: A student perspective

Nisreen Ameen, Robert Willis, Media Noori Abdullah & Mahmood Shah
This study aims to analyse the factors that can explain the adoption and effective use of a new e‐learning system in Iraq. To achieve this, it uses a selection of … More

Comparing paper‐based and electronic multiple‐choice examinations with personal devices: Impact on students' performance, self‐efficacy and satisfaction

Andrea Nardi & Maria Ranieri
Nowadays the size of university classes along with the growing number of students to be tested for final examination raise unprecedented challenges relating to the management, monitoring and evaluation of … More

Social scholarship revisited: Changing scholarly practices in the age of social media

Christine Greenhow, Benjamin Gleason & K. Bret Staudt Willet
This conceptual exploration revisits a key question from earlier work (Greenhow & Gleason, 2014): What is scholarship reconsidered in the age of social media? Social scholarship is a framework that … More

Flipped learning and parent engagement in secondary schools: A South Australian case study

Melissa Bond
Parent involvement in and engagement with children’s learning has been shown to strongly influence student achievement, engagement, motivation and school completion. However, parent involvement decreases once students reach middle school, … More

How does principal e‐leadership affect ICT transformation across different school stages in K‐12 education: Perspectives from teachers in Shanghai

Bian Wu, Xiaoxue Yu & Yiling Hu
With the continuous deployment of ICT in K‐12 education, strong access but weak uptake has become the greatest challenge for ICT implementation in schools. As the pioneer of China’s K‐12 … More

By design: Professional learning ecologies to develop primary school teachers’ makerspaces pedagogical capabilities

Michael Stevenson, Matt Bower, Garry Falloon, Anne Forbes & Maria Hatzigianni
Makerspaces embody a growing movement of educators promoting constructionist learning with physical materials and digital technologies such as 3D design and 3D printing. As it gains traction in K‐12 settings, … More

Teacher educators as gatekeepers: Preparing the next generation of teachers for technology integration in education

Jo Tondeur, Ronny Scherer, Evrim Baran, Fazilat Siddiq, Teemu Valtonen & Erkko Sointu
This study aims at investigating the profiles of teacher educators in order to explore their ability to prepare preservice teachers for technology integration in education. Specifically, the current study examines … More

Integrating games as a means to develop e‐learning: Insights from a psychological perspective

Melody M. Terras & Elizabeth A. Boyle
Although the Education sector has pioneered the use of technology, the pace of technological change has outstripped the slower processes of theoretical development and critical reflection, so the field is … More

Earth surface modeling for education: How effective is it? Four semesters of classroom tests with WILSIM‐GC

Wei Luo, Thomas J. Smith, Kyle Whalley, Andrew Darling, Carol Ormand, Wei‐Chen Hung, Jui‐Ling Chiang, Jon Pelletier & Kirk Duffin
This paper presents results from a randomized experimental design replicated over four semesters that compared students’ performance in understanding landform evolution processes as measured by the pretest to posttest score … More

Devices and desires: Competing visions of a good education in the digital age

Angela E. McFarlane
The long anticipated ubiquity of digital technologies is now established in the developed world. The manifestations and consequences are not entirely as predicted, perhaps nowhere more so than in the … More

A study of the facilitation of cross‐cultural understanding and intercultural sensitivity using speech‐enabled language translation technology

Rustam Shadiev, Ai Sun & Yueh‐Min Huang
We proposed speech‐enabled language translation (SELT) technology that consists of speech‐to‐text recognition (STR) and computer‐aided‐translation (CAT) systems to support intercultural communication. When the participants spoke in their native languages, the … More

The relationships between social participatory roles and cognitive engagement levels in online discussions

Fan Ouyang & Yu‐Hui Chang
Understanding the relationship between social interaction patterns and cognitive engagement levels has critical implications on collaborative learning theory, pedagogy, and technology. This study used a multi‐method approach to examine the … More

Exploring the roles of school leaders and teachers in a school‐wide adoption of flipped classroom: School dynamics and institutional cultures

Yanyan Sun & Fei Gao
While the development of digital technologies provides generous resources for educational practices, how the use of information and communication technology (ICT) supports instructional reforms in schools still needs further exploration. … More

The effects of mind games in math and grammar courses on the achievements and perceived problem‐solving skills of secondary school students

Turgay Demirel & Turkan Karakus Yilmaz
The goal of this study is to determine the effectiveness of mind games played by secondary school sixth grade students as classroom activities in math and grammar courses on their … More

Fostering online learning at the workplace: A scheme to identify and analyse collaboration processes in asynchronous discussions

Teresa Schaefer, Johanna Rahn, Tobias Kopp, Claudia Magdalena Fabian & Alan Brown
Research has shown that providing participants with high‐quality learning material is not sufficient to help them profit most from online education. The level of interaction among participants is another key … More

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