Research in Learning Technology

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Vol. 24, 2016

Reconsidering the Role of Recorded Audio as a Rich, Flexible and Engaging Learning Space
Responsible Editor: Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University, Australia.Copyright: © 2016 A. Middleton. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly society and...
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Nurturing Global Collaboration and Networked Learning in Higher Education
Copyright: 2016 C. Cronin et al. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly society and membership organisation. ALT is registered charity number 1063519. http://www.alt.ac.uk/....
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Fostering Postgraduate Student Engagement: Online Resources Supporting Self-Directed Learning in a Diverse Cohort
Responsible Editor: Peter Reed, Laureate Online Education and the University of Liverpool Online, UK.Copyright: © 2016 L.V. Mello. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional...
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Vol. 23, 2015

Critical Connections: Personal Learning Environments and Information Literacy
IntroductionEducational theorists have long been calling for new pedagogies that are responsive to changing digital information landscapes, that position learners in active and participatory roles and that afford authentic learning opportunities (Brown...
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Creating Visual Aids with Graphic Organisers on an Infinite Canvas - the Impact on the Presenter
IntroductionThe training of presentation skillsPresentation skills pay a pivotal role in professional life. Therefore, training students to become successful presenters is a major objective in higher education curricula, and researchers have studied...
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The Influence of Emotions, Attitudes and Perceptions on Learning with Technology
Welcome to this very international issue of Research in Learning Technology in which we present research that has been undertaken in UK, Chile, Finland, Germany, Portugal and USA. The articles on the use of technology span a range of effective teaching...
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'I Finally Felt like I Had Power': Student Agency and Voice in an Online and Classroom-Based Role-Play Simulation
IntroductionIn the current era of high-stakes reforms, many concerned stakeholders have re-issued a progressive call for more experiential, creative, multicultural and democratic education that develops the whole person, as well as the capacities for...
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Students' Emotions for Achievement and Technology Use in Synchronous Hybrid Graduate Programmes: A Control-Value Approach
Higher education is in the midst of a dramatic transformation. The proliferation of instructional technologies has greatly expanded the options available for course delivery, placing postsecondary education within the reach of more students than ever...
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Assuring Best Practice in Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments
ContextThe increasing availability and access to new technologies has focussed attention on technology-enhanced learning (TEL) and the possibilities now open to educators. As noted by Weller (2011), new technologies have the potential to reshape all...
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Handling Disruptive Innovations in HE: Lessons from Two Contrasting Case Studies
Copyright: © 2015 S. Powell et al. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly society and membership organisation. ALT is registered charity number 1063519....
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A Review of Predictive Factors of Student Success in and Satisfaction with Online Learning
Responsible Editor: Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University, Australia.Copyright: © 2015 H. Kauffman. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly society and...
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A Mixed-Methods Exploration of an Environment for Learning Computer Programming
Responsible Editor: Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University, Australia.Copyright: © 2015 R. Mather. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly society and membership...
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Towards Collaboration as Learning: Evaluation of an Open CPD Opportunity for HE Teachers
Responsible Editor: Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University, Australia.Copyright: © 2015 C. Nerantzi. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly society and...
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Material Matters for Learning in Virtual Networks: A Case Study of a Professional Learning Programme Hosted in a Google+ Online Community
Responsible Editor: Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University, Australia.Copyright: © 2015 A. Ackland and A. Swinney. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly...
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Orchestration in Learning Technology Research: Evaluation of a Conceptual Framework
Responsible Editor: Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University, Australia.Copyright: © 2015 L.P. Prieto et al. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly society...
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Educators Who Believe: Understanding the Enthusiasm of Teachers Who Use Digital Games in the Classroom
Responsible Editor: Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University, AustraliaCopyright: © 2015 C. Stieler-Hunt and C.M. Jones. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly...
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Making the Most of Mobility: Virtual Mentoring and Education Practitioner Professional Development
Copyright: © 2015 H. D. Owen. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly society and membership organisation. ALT is registered charity number 1063519. http://www.alt.ac.uk/....
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First Year University Student Engagement Using Digital Curation and Career Goal Setting
Responsible Editor: Peter Reed, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.Copyright: © 2015 A. Antonio and D. Tuffley. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly...
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Making Connections: Technological Interventions to Support Students in Using, and Tutors in Creating, Assessment Feedback
Responsible Editor: Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University, Australia.Copyright: © 2015 I. Glover et al. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly society...
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A Blended Learning Framework for Curriculum Design and Professional Development
Responsible Editor: Carlo Perrotta, School of Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.Copyright: © 2015 N. Mirriahi et al. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional...
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Boundary Breaking for Interdisciplinary Learning
Responsible Editor: Carlo Perrotta, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.Copyright: © 2015 A. Kidron and Y. Kali. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly...
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Interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning: Technology for Improving Student Cognition
Responsible Editor: Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University, Australia.Copyright: © 2015 N. Stozhko et al. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly society...
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Using LectureTools to Enhance Student-Instructor Relations and Student Engagement in the Large Class
Responsible Editor: Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University, Australia.Copyright: © 2015 J. Shaw et al. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly society and...
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The Space for Social Media in Structured Online Learning
Responsible Editor: Carlo Perrotta, School of Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.Copyright: © 2015 G. Salmon et al. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional...
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Practical Assessment on the Run - iPads as an Effective Mobile and Paperless Tool in Physical Education and Teaching
Responsible Editor: Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University, Australia.Copyright: © 2015 R. Franklin and J. Smith. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly...
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Vol. 22, 2014

Challenges When Introducing Electronic Exam
Challenges when introducing electronic examMatti Kuikkaa*, Markus Kitolab and Mikko-Jussi LaaksobaFaculty of Business, ICT and Life Sciences, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland; bDepartment of Information Technology, University of Turku,...
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Internet Self-Efficacy Does Not Predict Student Use of Internet-Mediated Educational Technology
Internet self-efficacy does not predict student use of Internet-mediated educational technologyTom Buchanan*, Sanjay Joban and Alan PorterDepartment of Psychology, University of Westminster, UK(Received 21 August 2012;final version received 7 June 2014;Published...
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Addressing the Challenges of a New Digital Technologies Curriculum: MOOCs as a Scalable Solution for Teacher Professional Development
Addressing the challenges of a new digital technologies curriculum: MOOCs as a scalable solution for teacher professional developmentRebecca Vivian*, Katrina Falkner and Nickolas FalknerSchool of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide, South Australia,...
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Riding Giants: How to Innovate and Educate Ahead of the Wave
EDITORIALRiding giants: how to innovate and educate ahead of the wavePublished: 28 August 2014Research in Learning Technology 2014. © 2014 S. Verjans and G. Wilson. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology...
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Riding the Wave of BYOD: Developing a Framework for Creative Pedagogies
Riding the wave of BYOD: developing a framework for creative pedagogiesThomas Cochranea*, Laurent Antonczakb, Helen Keeganc and Vickel NarayanaaCentre for Learning And Teaching, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand; bVisual Communications,...
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Open Badges for Education: What Are the Implications at the Intersection of Open Systems and Badging?
Open badges for education: what are the implications at the intersection of open systems and badging?June Ahna,b*, Anthony Pelliconea and Brian S. ButleraaCollege of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA; bCollege of Education,...
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The SAPO Campus Recommender System: A Study about Students' and Teachers' Opinions
The SAPO Campus recommender system: a study about students' and teachers' opinionsLuís Pedro*, Carlos Santos, Sara Filipa Almeida, Fernando Ramos, António Moreira, Margarida Almeida and Maria João AntunesDepartment of Communication and Art, University...
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Predictors of Perceived Importance and Acceptance of Digital Delivery Modes in Higher Education
RESEARCH ARTICLEPredictors of perceived importance and acceptance of digital delivery modes in higher educationAnne Mertens*, Joachim Stöter and Olaf Zawacki-RichterDepartment of Continuing Education and Educational Management, School of Education and...
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Riding Tandem: An Organic and Collaborative Approach to Research in Vocational Education and Training
Riding tandem: an organic and collaborative approach to research in vocational education and trainingCathy Ellisa*, Alec Dyerb and Dominic ThompsonbaSchool of Education Communication and Language Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne,...
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Students' Engagement with a Collaborative Wiki Tool Predicts Enhanced Written Exam Performance
RESEARCH ARTICLEStudents' engagement with a collaborative wiki tool predicts enhanced written exam performanceTom Stafforda,*, Herman Elguetab and Harriet CameroncaDepartment of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; bNúcleo Científico Tecnológico...
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Questions of Quality in Repositories of Open Educational Resources: A Literature Review
RESEARCH ARTICLEQuestions of quality in repositories of open educational resources: a literature reviewJaviera Atenasa,b* and Leo HavemanncaDepartment of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), University College London, London,...
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Staff Experience and Attitudes towards Technology Enhanced Learning Initiatives in One Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
Staff experience and attitudes towards technology-enhanced learning initiatives in one Faculty of Health and Life SciencesPeter Reed*Institute for Learning & Teaching, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool,...
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The Academic Journey of University Students on Facebook: An Analysis of Informal Academic-Related Activity over a Semester
The academic journey of university students on Facebook: an analysis of informal academic-related activity over a semesterRebecca Viviana*, Alan Barnesb, Ruth Geerb and Denise WoodcaThe School of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide,...
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A Case for Examining Pre-Service Teacher Preparation for Inquiry Teaching Science with Technology
A case for examining pre-service teacher preparation for inquiry teaching science with technologyChris T. Shivelya and Randy Yerrickb*aDepartment of Elementary Education and Reading, The State University of New York, New York, USA; bDepartment of Learning...
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Mobile Phone Voting for Participation and Engagement in a Large Compulsory Law Course
Mobile phone voting for participation and engagement in a large compulsory law courseChad Habela* and Matthew StubbsbaSchool of Education, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia; bAdelaide Law School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia(Received...
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Teachers' Changing Practices with Information and Communication Technologies: An Up-Close, Longitudinal Analysis
RESEARCH ARTICLETeachers' changing practices with information and communication technologies: an up-close, longitudinal analysisJoanne Orlando*School of Education, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia(Received 8 May 2013; final version received...
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Defining a Self-Evaluation Digital Literacy Framework for Secondary Educators: The DigiLit Leicester Project
RESEARCH ARTICLEDefining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester projectRichard Halla*, Lucy Atkinsa and Josie FraserbaDirectorate of Library and Learning Services, De Montfort University, Leicester,...
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Taking over Someone Else's E-Learning Design: Challenges Trigger Change in E-Learning Beliefs and Practices
RESEARCH ARTICLETaking over someone else's e-learning design: challenges trigger change in e-learning beliefs and practicesKaren M. Scott*Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia(Received...
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Keep Taking the Tablets? Assessing the Use of Tablet Devices in Learning and Teaching Activities in the Further Education Sector
Keep taking the tablets? Assessing the use of tablet devices in learning and teaching activities in the Further Education sectorKhristin Fabian and Donald MacLean*Learning Technologies Centre, Perth College UHI, Perth, Scotland(Received 19 August 2013;...
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Social Presence in Online Learning Communities: The Role of Personal Profiles
RESEARCH ARTICLESocial presence in online learning communities: the role of personal profilesKaren Kear*, Frances Chetwynd and Helen JefferisFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK(Received 14 September...
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Using Social Media to Engage and Develop the Online Learner in Self-Determined Learning
Using social media to engage and develop the online learner in self-determined learningLisa Marie Blaschke*Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L), Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany(Received 6 June 2013; final version received 9...
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A Collection of Suggested Electronic Course Templates for Use in Higher Education
A collection of suggested electronic course templates for use in higher educationJill W. Fresena*, Robin K. Hillb and Fawei GengaaAcademic IT Services, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom; bDepartment of Philosophy, University of Wyoming, Laramie,...
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Learning from the Early Adopters: Developing the Digital Practitioner
Learning from the early adopters: developing the digital practitionerLiz Bennett*School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK(Received 16 May 2013; final version received 18 March 2014; Published: 24...
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English as a Foreign Language-Teachers' Perspectives on Implementing Online Instruction in the Iranian EFL Context
English as a foreign language--teachers' perspectives on implementing online instruction in the Iranian EFL contextReza Dashtestani*Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran(Received 20 November 2012; final version...
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A Portal of Educational Resources: Providing Evidence for Matching Pedagogy with Technology
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLEA portal of educational resources: providing evidence for matching pedagogy with technologyNicoletta Di Blasa*, Alessandro Fioreb, Luca Mainettib, Roberto Vergallob and Paolo PaoliniaaDepartment of Electronics, Information and...
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Facebook Levels the Playing Field: Dyslexic Students Learning through Digital Literacies
Facebook levels the playing field: Dyslexic students learning through digital literaciesOwen Barden*Centre for Culture & Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK(Received 13 April 2012;final version received 16 January 2014;Published:...
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A Tale of Two Doctoral Students: Social Media Tools and Hybridised Identities
A tale of two doctoral students: social media tools and hybridised identitiesLiz Bennetta* and Sue FolleybaSchool of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK; bComputing & Library Services, University of...
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Editorial: Technologies and Forms of Agency
EDITORIALTechnologies and Forms of AgencyPublished: 27 May 2014Research in Learning Technology 2014. © 2014 Lesley Gourlay. Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), a UK-based professional and scholarly...
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Aspects of Openness in Education
Welcome to this issue of Research in Learning Technology . The dynamic fields of education and technology, which are the focus of our journal, provide us with an ever-changing environment for innovations, lessons learnt and prospective ideas for future...
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Vol. 21, 2013

Technologies, 'Content' and Storytelling
We know the world through the stories that are told about it. (Denzin and Lincoln 2005: 641)Cousins and Bissar open the first paper of this issue with this resonant quote on the power and potency of narrative. As a point of departure for my first editorial...
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Exploring Individual, Social and Organisational Effects on Web 2.0-Based Workplace Learning: A Research Agenda for a Systematic Approach
IntroductionThe application of Web 2.0 technology in professional, social and organisational contexts has rapidly gained momentum over the past few years. Social networking sites (SNSs), for example LinkedIn and Facebook , have been widely embraced...
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Building Global Learning Communities
IntroductionOne of the key graduate attributes that lecturers aspire to develop in their students is the ability to work collaboratively in teams to design creative solutions to real-world problems (Hager and Holland 2006). However the default mode of...
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Textual Practices in the New Media Digital Landscape: Messing with Digital Literacies
IntroductionThis article is a working conversation between the authors about the uneasy relationship between literacy studies and learning technologies. We come from the field of literacy studies but with different perspectives: Lesley Gourlay from an...
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Hashtags and Retweets: Using Twitter to Aid Community, Communication and Casual (Informal) Learning
IntroductionSince the evolution of Web 2.0, or the Social Web, the way in which users interact with/on the Internet has seen a massive paradigm shift. Most notably, the Internet was originally a "tool" with which users can receive information (Web 1),...
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Introducing Blended Learning: An Experience of Uncertainty for Students in the United Arab Emirates
IntroductionThe pedagogical approach of study in this paper is that of blended learning, i.e. a mix of face-to-face and e-learning instruction (Deepwell and Malik 2008; Martins and Kellermann 2004). We study the effect of one dimension, from within a...
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Teaching with Student Response Systems (SRS): Teacher-Centric Aspects That Can Negatively Affect Students' Experience of Using SRS
IntroductionA student response system (SRS) can be described as an electronic voting system that presents students with a multiple-choice question, often as part of a quiz, to which they will answer with a small handheld device (commonly referred to...
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Is It Cheating - or Learning the Craft of Writing? Using Turnitin to Help Students Avoid Plagiarism
IntroductionCanterbury Christ Church University is a new university, originally established in 1962 as a teacher training college. It is the largest provider of programmes for the public services (notably education, health and social care and policing)...
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Student Engagement with a Content-Based Learning Design
IntroductionLearning is commonly conceptualised as a social, collaborative process, in which people communicate and actively build knowledge. Students who work and share ideas with others are generally more motivated and display better academic performance...
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Large-Scale Innovation and Change in UK Higher Education
Introduction"The management of change [in universities] is perhaps the most daunting challenge facing senior managers in organizations today" (McMurray 2001, p. 74), yet universities are peculiarly resistant to change (Marshall 2010). While some suggest...
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The Habitus of Digital Scholars
IntroductionThis article reports on the perceptions of scholars regarding the effects of the Participatory Web on their research practices. It uses Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, field, and social and cultural forms of capital to examine emerging approaches...
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The Learning Design Studio: Collaborative Design Inquiry as Teachers' Professional Development
IntroductionThis article presents the Learning Design Studio (LDS), a course format aimed at enculturation of educational professionals into design inquiry of learning.Arguably, teachers are the primary change agents in any educational system. Teachers...
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Experience of Developing Twitter-Based Communities of Practice in Higher Education
IntroductionOver the recent years there has been a significant shift in people's usage of computers. Once, the personal computer was seen as a tool for the preparation of documents and searching the Internet. Interaction with others was mainly via email....
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Exploring the Use of Text and Instant Messaging in Higher Education Classrooms
OverviewText messaging and instant messaging are two types of mobile communication that are used extensively in college and university campuses. "Text messaging" or "texting" refers to the sending short, typed messages between mobile phones using short...
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Capturing the Sociomateriality of Digital Literacy Events
IntroductionVideo analysis is a booming methodology within qualitative research arenas (Knoblauch 2012). It has been successfully employed in a number of areas alongside other methodologies (e.g. Deppermann 2013; Fields and Kafai 2009; Garcez 1995) and,...
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Multimodal Profusion in the Literacies of the Massive Open Online Course
IntroductionDigital literacy is the latest in a succession of technological tags and catch-all phrases proposed to encapsulate the educational response to computer systems (for an extensive list see Goodfellow 2011, and for a discussion of origin see...
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Can We Engage Learners through Web 2.0 and Mobile Devices?
This issue brings together five rather diverse papers focusing on the use of mobile and Web 2.0 technologies in an effort to engage learners. Two of the papers deal with messaging or response systems used by students in higher education, two papers deal...
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Editorial
This special issue contains the six research papers presented at the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) conference, "Building new cultures of learning", held at the University of Nottingham, England, 10-12 September 2013. This was the first time...
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Scholarly, Digital, Open: An Impossible Triangle?
Introduction - the impossible triangleIn the United Kingdom (UK), the government department in charge of universities - the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills - has neither 'university' nor 'education' in its title. This is a reflection of...
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The Five Resources of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework for Curriculum Integration
IntroductionIn considering an approach to curriculum integration of digital literacy, we were conscious of a number of problematics, contexts and contradictions. The problematics included the need to define digital literacy sufficiently to implement...
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Combining the Formative with the Summative: The Development of a Twostage Online Test to Encourage Engagement and Provide Personal Feedback in Large Classes
IntroductionFormative assessment and feedback have a powerful influence on student learning (Hattie and Timperley 2007). To be effective, however, feedback needs to be timely and provide information to the student on how to close the gap between current...
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Integrating Technologies into ''Authentic'' Assessment Design: An Affordances Approach
IntroductionThis paper documents the preliminary findings from the University of Exeter's Collaborate project, which aims to bring together staff, students and employers to create employability-focused assessments enhanced by technology.Employability:...
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Editorial: Scholarship and Literacies in a Digital Age
There is growing interest in the impact of digital technologies on meaning-making practices and identity in education, which has been explored via the related concepts of 'digital scholarship' and 'digital literacies'. However, to date, much published...
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''I Don't Think I Would Be Where I Am Right Now''. Pupil Perspectives on Using Mobile Devices for Learning
Introduction and rationaleThe use of mobile technologies in education is becoming more widespread with each year that passes. In "Mobile Learning" (2005, p. 1), Kukulska-Hulme and Traxler state that "we are beginning to see significant adoption of these...
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Redesigning Professional Development: Reconceptualising Teaching Using Social Learning Technologies
IntroductionThe researchers developed the social learning technologies (SLT) course as an experiential learning environment for its participants, and it was informed by a graduate-level critique and reflection upon emergent learning theory. The goals...
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Sustaining Learning Design and Pedagogical Planning in CSCL
IntroductionCurrently, the broad field of learning design and pedagogical planning, even though not at all new, is one which still attracts a lot of attention in the technology-enhanced learning (TEL) research area. According to Conole (2010), one reason...
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In Medias Res : Reframing Design for Learning
Why it is important to have a theory of design for learningThis theoretical work is important because practical work on design for learning is growing quite quickly. Design is becoming a more recognisable and significant part of the work of teachers...
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Orchestrating Learning Activities Using the CADMOS Learning Design Tool
Introduction"Design for learning" has been defined as the process of "designing, planning and orchestrating learning activities as part of a learning session or programme" (Koper 2005). A "learning design" (LD) is the outcome of this design process....
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Designing and Evaluating Representations to Model Pedagogy
IntroductionLearning Design research has resulted in the development of a number of software tools to support teachers in designing learning experiences for their students. These tools include Phoebe (Masterman and Manton 2011), the London Pedagogy Planner...
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Learning Design Rashomon I - Supporting the Design of One Lesson through Different Approaches
IntroductionOver the last 12 years, the research field of learning design has attracted the attention of many researchers because of its promise to provide powerful scaffolds for pedagogically informed design of learning activities that make effective...
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Editorial: The Art and Science of Learning Design
IntroductionThe learning design approach, or as some prefer, "designing for learning" (Beetham and Sharpe 2013; Laurillard 2012) stems from the conviction that education is not merely a craft of delivering packaged knowledge. The role of the educator...
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Learning Design Rashomon II: Exploring One Lesson through Multiple Tools
IntroductionAs Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) permeate every aspect of education, supporting the preparation of technology-enhanced teaching and learning activities - the process of learning design - is becoming increasingly important....
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Forward-Oriented Design for Learning: Illustrating the Approach
1. Introduction to forward-oriented design for learningMany tools, approaches and representations have been developed and studied during the last few years in the field of design for learning.1 However, many of the innovative pedagogies pioneered in...
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Designing and Researching Technology-Enhanced Learning for the Zone of Proximal Implementation
PurposeSociety in general and research foundations around the globe such as the European Research Council and the (American) National Science Foundation are increasingly calling for the relevance and practical applicability of research to be made transparent....
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Vol. 20, 2012

EDITORIAL: Empowering the Digitally Excluded: Learning Initiatives for (In)visible Groups
IntroductionThe focus of this special issue for Research in Learning Technology is Digital Inclusion and Learning. In this issue we present six papers:1. Information and communication technology related needs of college and university students with...
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Training in Basic Internet Skills for Special Target Groups in Non-Formal Educational Settings - Conclusions from Three Pilot Projects
IntroductionSince the first representative survey in 2001, the number of people having access to the Internet in Germany has continuously grown from 37% to 74.7% in 2011.2 This process of Digital Inclusion is accompanied and supported by a variety of...
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Learning and Digital Inclusion: The ELAMP Project
IntroductionPurposeThe purpose of this article is to disseminate good practice and critically consider how lessons learnt from ELAMP can be absorbed and adopted into both current and future digital learning strategies. When presenting case studies of...
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Information and Communication Technology Related Needs of College and University Students with Disabilities
University and junior/community college students with disabilities have the same information and communication technology (ICT) related needs as other students (Seale, Draffan, and Wald 2008). They need to work in computer and smart-board equipped classrooms...
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Aggregate-Then-Curate: How Digital Learning Champions Help Communities Nurture Online Content
IntroductionThis article presents and then tests an original model for the process of developing collections of online content in a digitally inclusive way. This model, Aggregate-then-Curate (hereafter, A/C), was developed for and then tested through...
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Digital Exclusion or Learning Exclusion? an Ethnographic Study of Adult Male Distance Learners in English Prisons
IntroductionTwo-thirds of released adult male prisoners in England are reconvicted within 2 years (Bynner 2009). Education for prisoners is important, not only as a basic human right (United Nations 2009) but in order to break the cycle of reoffending...
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Adapting Online Learning Resources for All: Planning for Professionalism in Accessibility
The challenge of accessibilityAccess to learning is identified as a right supported by legislation such as the UK's Equality Act of 2010. In essence, these require educational institutions to:* not discriminate against a disabled student on the basis...
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Adapting to the Digital Age: A Narrative Approach
IntroductionThe projectWe know the world through the stories that are told about it. (Denzin and Lincoln 2005, p. 641)What stories can be told about the fast-changing world of higher education, and what can we learn from them? Adapting to new situations,...
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Derivation of Electronic Course Templates for Use in Higher Education
IntroductionAs the World Wide Web is pressed into greater service for teaching and learning, instructors in higher education who want to explore the potential of a course site and do not know where to start often seek help from their institution's learning...
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