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University of Bristol
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Vol. 1, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 76–92
Workplace based personal and professional development is essential for students in the health, social care and teaching professions. In this era of ubiquitous computing recording and reflecting upon learning and reviewing student progress in the...
Computers & Education Vol. 43, No. 1 (2004) pp. 193–204
Concern has arisen for the safety of children using the Internet to support their education outside the school context. Inappropriate material such as pornography, inflammatory and racist writings can be accessed both by accident and with deliberate ...
Challenges Faced by Modern Foreign Language Teacher Trainees in Using Handheld Pocket PCs (Personal Digital Assistants) to Support Their Teaching and Learning
ReCALL Vol. 20, No. 3 (September 2008) pp. 348–360
This study addresses the challenges faced by Modern Foreign Language teacher trainees when asked to investigate the potential of a Personal Digital Assistant to support them both in their learning and in their teaching during their training year....
Students’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Motivation and Learning Through the Use in Schools of Multimedia Encyclopaedias on CD-ROM
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 9, No. 4 (2000) pp. 331–345
This article is the result of interviews with teachers, students, and school librarians in eight UK secondary schools regarding their use of multimedia encyclopaedias on CD-ROM. It focuses on a content analysis of their comments on how having access ...
Teaching and Learning Ethics Online: lessons from the BioEthics and Physics & Ethics Education Projects
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5947–5952
Given the rapid advances of science, it is ever more important to raise young people’s awareness of the ethical dilemmas such knowledge brings, so that they can make informed decisions on issues that will affect them. As a result, the UK science...
Participatory practices: Lessons learnt from two initiatives using online digital technologies to build knowledge
Computers & Education Vol. 59, No. 1 (August 2012) pp. 110–119
This study drew on data from two different initiatives in which groups of participants were asked to work together to build knowledge. In the first initiative school students were asked to discuss ethical issues in science, using a moderated online...
Identifying the Potential of Mobile Phone Cameras in Science Teaching and Learning: A Case Study Undertaken in Sri Lanka
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Vol. 3, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 16–30
This research was motivated by previous work using mobile phones to support science teaching and learning in a variety of ways. This paper explores in detail how mobile phone cameras can support science teaching and learning during the planning,...
Individual Differences in Nurse and Teacher Training Students' Attitudes toward and Use of Information Technology
Nurse Education Today Vol. 22, No. 3 (2002) pp. 231–40
A survey of 154 nursing students and 128 preservice teachers found that teacher trainees were more likely to have home computers and used them more (a greater proportion were male). Internal locus of control (LOC) correlated with positive computer...
MuseumScouts: Exploring how schools, museums and interactive technologies can work together to support learning
Computers & Education Vol. 54, No. 3 (April 2010) pp. 669–678
In this paper we report on the successes and challenges of a creative project involving museums, schools and interactive technologies. The MuseumScouts project is EU Comenius 2.1 funded and involves teachers, teacher educators, museum staff,...
Integrating mobile phones into teaching and learning: A case study of teacher training through professional development workshops
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan 30, 2015) pp. 173–189
This paper presents the development and implementation of a professional development workshop series on integrating mobile phones into science teaching for a group of teachers in Sri Lanka. The series comprised a 3-day Planning Workshop followed by...
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 39, No. 2 (2014) pp. 229–249
This article reports a study into how mobile phones could be used to enhance teaching and learning in secondary school science. It describes four lessons devised by groups of Sri Lankan teachers all of which centred on the use of the mobile phone...
Advancing Ethics Frameworks and Scenario-Based Learning to Support Educational Research into Mobile Learning
International Journal of Research & Method in Education Vol. 38, No. 3 (2015) pp. 320–334
The ubiquity of mobile devices and their use for collecting and sharing data require a reconsideration of approaches taken to managing ethical concerns in the educational research context. In the mobile age, the concept of educational research...
Technology, Pedagogy and Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 95–110
In order to evaluate the potential of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) or handheld computers to support initial teacher training (ITT), 14 science teacher trainees at the Graduate School of Education in the University of Bristol were given PDAs...
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 25, No. 3 (November 2007) pp. 339–349
This paper reports some of the findings from the science subject design initiative team in the ESRC Interactive Education Project at the University of Bristol. The subject culture of secondary school science, characterised by a content-laden...
Sara Hennessy; Jocelyn Wishart; Denise Whitelock; Rosemary Deaney; Richard Brawn; Linda la Velle; Angela McFarlane; Kenneth Ruthven; Mark Winterbottom
Computers & Education Vol. 48, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 137–152
The two separate projects described have examined how teachers exploit computer-based technologies in supporting learning of science at secondary level. This paper examines how pedagogical approaches associated with these technological tools are...