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Videoconferencing in Continuing Education: An Evaluation of Its Application to Professional Development at the University of Ulster (1990-95)
Educational Media International Vol. 32, No. 2 (1995) pp. 77–82
Describes how videoconferencing was used at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) as a medium to deliver three modules to continuing education students over a five-year period. Discusses planning and implementation, and the move from...
Put Posters over the Glass Bit on the Door and Disappear: Tutor Perspectives on the Use of VLEs to Support Pre-Service Teachers
Teaching in Higher Education Vol. 13, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 169–181
This study examines the perspectives of teacher tutors on the value of the online components of PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) courses at the University of Ulster. The work has been undertaken as part of the ESRC-funded project, "A...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 3672–3680
This paper is a report on the findings of a study of an iPADs project in a school in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Teachers, Classroom Assistants and pupils were surveyed using a mixed methods approach: focus groups (based on “circle-time”, for the...
Young pupils', their teacher's and classroom assistants' experiences of iPads in a Northern Ireland school: “Four and five years old, who would have thought they could do that?”
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 6 (November 2016) pp. 1051–1064
This paper describes an iPad project in a Northern Ireland primary school. It evaluates how the technology impacted on learning in literacy, numeracy and in pupil skills. The youngest pupils were asked about their iPad experiences using small-group...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 25, No. 7 (October 2009) pp. 951–958
This research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council–Teaching and Learning Research Programme (ESRC–TLRP), explored student and beginning teachers' experiences of teacher education in Northern Ireland. Within a situation of teacher over-...
Irish Educational Studies Vol. 24, No. 1 (March 2005) pp. 105–118
The Laptop Integration in Teacher Education project provided laptop computers for a cohort of students undertaking a one-year Initial Teacher Training course at the University of Ulster for the award of Post Graduate Certificate in Education. The...
The Global Classroom: Advancing Cultural Awareness in Special Schools through Collaborative Work Using ICT
European Journal of Special Needs Education Vol. 19, No. 2 (June 2004) pp. 225–240
This paper reports research on cross-national collaboration through Information and Communications Technology (ICT) within the statutory curricula of 10 special schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Working in north-south paired...