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Queen's University Belfast
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 3308–3317
Mobile learning is an area of increasing interest in the UK where a personalised approach to learning is being advocated at governmental level. To date there is limited research into its use in primary schools and this study reports on the use of...
The four I-model for scaffolding the professional development of experienced teachers in the use of virtual learning environments for classroom teaching
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 130–136
Abstract: Models of professional development for teachers have been criticised for not being embedded in the context in which teachers are familiar, namely their own classrooms. This paper discusses a 3-tier Award system used to scaffold teachers’...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 114–119
Eight Creative Classroom (CCR) elements are used as a framework for analysing teachers’ current attitudes towards the use of moving images as a tool for teaching digital literacy to pupils aged 11-18 years in the context of ‘Creative Classrooms’. ...
The 4I Model for Scaffolding the Professional Development of Experienced Teachers in the Use of Virtual Learning Environments for Classroom Teaching
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 2013) pp. 82–98
Models of professional development for teachers have been criticized for not being embedded in the context in which teachers are familiar, namely their own classrooms. This paper discusses an adapted-Continuous Practice Improvement model, which...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 1307–1312
Software was designed and created for secondary school pupils (aged 11-16 years old) with moderate learning difficulties (MLD) to allow them to be assessed in mathematics in the same way as pupils in mainstream classes. Voice-overs were available...
Multiliteracies and the introduction of Moving Image Media Education to schools in Northern Ireland.
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 33–42
Due to the ubiquitous and pervasive nature of modern technologies, information is being transmitted faster and more frequently. As a result the text-based literacies of the past have been superceded by multiliteracies, including digital literacy,...
Standards-Based Reform using a Teacher E-Portfolio System: A Case Study of Pre-Service Teachers in Northern Ireland
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 54–63
Initiatives in e-learning and teacher education across the UK and Europe (DfES, 2005, EC, 2001, HEFCE, 2007, DE, 2004, GTCNI, 2007) led to a unique collaboration between representatives from universities and government agencies engaging in a policy...
A Connectivist Perspective of the Transition from Face-to-Face to Online Teaching in Higher Education
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb 27, 2013) pp. 10–19
Existing research shows a slow transition to online education by many university teaching staff. A mixed methods approach is used to survey teacher educators in three jurisdictions in the UK who have made the transition to online teaching, followed...
Factors influencing Pre-Service teachers’ attitudes towards using a Moodle environment for teaching and learning.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2817–2824
Based on the success of the NOF training in Northern Ireland, the Department of Education have launched a new strategy, emPowering Schools, to encourage teachers to continue embedding ICT and e-learning into their teaching pedagogies. This paper...
E-Portfolios for E-Reflection or E-Assessment? A Case Study of a one year Initial Teacher Education Course in Northern Ireland
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 40–46
This paper investigates the use of an off-the-shelf e-portfolio package as a means of encouraging student teachers to develop their ability to reflect-on and reflect-in their school placements during a one year initial teacher education course. ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 29–36
Information technologies are permeating all areas of education and becoming increasingly more accessible to a wider student population. This paper considers a one year pilot study involving 10 student teachers who created an online course and...
Using location-aware technology for learning Geography in a real digital space outside the classroom.
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 22, No. 3 (July 2013) pp. 243–272
** Invited as a paper from SITE 2012 ** The use of new mobile technologies is still in its infancy in many secondary schools and there is limited evidence of the educational and pedagogical benefits on pupils’ learning in the formal school...
Using the Technology Acceptance Model to determine Teachers’ Attitudes towards the introduction of iPads in the Classroom.
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2016 (Jun 28, 2016) pp. 921–926
This paper reports the findings of a case study conducted in a high school. The Technology Acceptance Model was adapted to address iPads as the new technology for teaching staff. The survey was administered online to 48 teachers ranging from senior ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 3441–3448
The use of new mobile technologies is still in its infancy in secondary schools and there is limited research evidence of the educational and pedagogical benefits to pupils’ learning. This qualitative study focuses on the use of mediascapes to...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 2561–2570
This research used Salmon’s (2003) competence model for e-moderators as a framework for defining the role of the online tutor. By investigating the unique ways in which teacher educators utilise technology to create learning environments and support ...
Elizabeth Oldham; Pamela Cowan; Richard Millwood; Glenn Strong; Nina Bresnihan; Mags Amond; Lisa Hegarty
International Journal of Smart Education and Urban Society Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2018) pp. 61–75
In view of the current focus on computational thinking in schools, professional development is needed so that teachers can help students acquire the requisite skills. Enhancing teachers' confidence is one important aspect. This article describes a...