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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 601–610
This paper presents preliminary results of a mobile virtual learning environment (VLE) usage study conducted at a United Kingdom (UK) distance education institution. A total of 207 undergraduate students participated in the study over a period of 6...
Computers & Education Vol. 54, No. 3 (April 2010) pp. 722–732
This article reports key findings from the first phase of a research project investigating Net generation age students as they encounter e-learning at five universities in England. We take a critical view of the idea of a distinct generation which...
Making Sense of Learner and Learning Big Data: Reviewing Five Years of Data Wrangling at the Open University UK
Open Learning Vol. 32, No. 3 (2017) pp. 279–293
Most distance learning institutions collect vast amounts of learning data. Making sense of this 'Big Data' can be a challenge, in particular when data are stored at different data warehouses and require advanced statistical skills to interpret...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 4585–4594
This paper describes the development of a new methodology for learning design. Our approach is predicated on the view that no one, simple, view of design is appropriate, because of the inherently messy and creative nature of design. Instead we are...
Analytics4Action Evaluation Framework: A Review of Evidence-Based Learning Analytics Interventions at the Open University UK
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2016, No. 1 (2016)
There is an urgent need to develop an evidence-based framework for learning analytics whereby stakeholders can manage, evaluate, and make decisions about which types of interventions work well and under which conditions. In this article, we will...
Dimensions of personalisation in technology-enhanced learning: A framework and implications for design
Elizabeth FitzGerald; Natalia Kucirkova; Ann Jones; Simon Cross; Rebecca Ferguson; Christothea Herodotou; Garron Hillaire; Eileen Scanlon
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 49, No. 1 (January 2018) pp. 165–181
Personalisation of learning is a recurring trend in our society, referred to in government speeches, popular media, conference and research papers and technological innovations. This latter aspect—of using personalisation in technology-enhanced...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2008 (2008) pp. 187–196
Why do some social networking servicesi work and others fail? Can we apply the best of Web 2.0 principles to an educational context? More specifically can we use this as a means of shifting teaching practice to a culture of sharing learning ideas...