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Using Web Design with Pre-Service Teachers as a Means of Creating a Collaborative Learning Environment
Educational Media International Vol. 42, No. 2 (June 2005) pp. 143–151
This study involves a group of over 300 third-year Bachelor of Education students attending St Patrick's College of Education, Dublin, Ireland. Working in groups of not more than three, the students completed an assignment to create a WebQuest. On...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 80–99
This paper describes the results of a pilot study conducted in Ireland to examine the effectiveness of an online book review project. The project focused on the production of book reviews by primary school children in the form of digital video. The...
Interactive Technology and Smart Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017) pp. 230–245
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe an innovative model of teacher professional learning that has evolved over a decade (2006 to 2016). Design/methodology/approach: Working in a range of different school contexts, in conjunction with...
‘No one in our family ever went to college’: Parents’ orientations towards their children’s post-secondary education and future occupations
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 93, No. 1 (2019) pp. 13–22
This article presents an analysis of parents’ expectations and aspirations regarding their children’s education and future occupations. Drawing on interviews with parents from disadvantaged communities in Ireland, we consider parents’ perceptions of ...
Margaret Leahy; Niki Davis; Cathy Lewin; Amina Charania; Hasniza Nordin; Davor Orlic; Deirdre Butler; Olatz Lopez-Fernadez
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 3 (2016) pp. 84–98
This exploratory analysis of smart partnerships identifies the risk of increasing the digital divide with the deployment of data analytics. Smart partnerships in education appear to include a process of evolution into a synergy of strategic and...
Deirdre Butler; Margaret Leahy; Peter Twining; Ben Akoh; Yousra Chtouki; Sara Farshadnia; Kanda Moore; Roumen Nikolov; Carlos Pascual; Barbara Sherman; Teemu Valtonen
Technology, Knowledge and Learning Vol. 23, No. 3 (2018) pp. 473–494
The focus of Thematic Working Group 1 at EDUsummIT 2017 centred on the need for alignment in education systems and was driven by two key questions relating to (a) if and how all the parts of an education system work together to support the type of...