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British Journal of Educational Technology

Nov 01, 2015 Volume 46, Number 6


Carina Girvan; Sara Hennessy; Manolis Mavrikis; Sara Price; Niall Winters

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 20

  1. From passive to active: The impact of the flipped classroom through social learning platforms on higher education students' creative thinking

    Abdulrahman M Al‐Zahrani

    This study aimed to investigate the impact of the flipped classroom on the promotion of students' creative thinking. Students were recruited from the Faculty of Education at King Abdulaziz... More

    pp. 1133-1148

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  2. Children learning to use technologies through play: A Digital Play Framework

    Jo Bird & Susan Edwards

    Digital technologies are increasingly acknowledged as an important aspect of early childhood education. A significant problem for early childhood education has been how to understand the... More

    pp. 1149-1160

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  3. Increasing performance by differentiated teaching? Experimental evidence of the student benefits of digital differentiation

    Carla Haelermans, Joris Ghysels & Fernao Prince

    This paper explores the effect of digital differentiation on student performance using a randomized experiment. The experiment is conducted in a second year biology class among 115 prevocational... More

    pp. 1161-1174

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  4. Foundations of dynamic learning analytics: Using university student data to increase retention

    Sara Freitas de, David Gibson, Coert Du Plessis, Pat Halloran, Ed Williams, Matt Ambrose, Ian Dunwell & Sylvester Arnab

    With digitisation and the rise of e-learning have come a range of computational tools and approaches that have allowed educators to better support the learners' experience in schools, colleges and ... More

    pp. 1175-1188

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  5. Intensive scaffolding in an intelligent tutoring system for the learning of algebraic word problem solving

    José Antonio González‐Calero, David Arnau, Luis Puig & Miguel Arevalillo‐Herráez

    The term intensive scaffolding refers to any set of conceptual scaffolding strategies that always allow the user to find the solution to a problem. Despite the many benefits of scaffolding, some... More

    pp. 1189-1200

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  6. Online assessment of learning and engagement in university laboratory practicals

    David E. Whitworth & Kate Wright

    In science education, laboratory practicals are frequently assessed through submission of a report. A large increase in student numbers necessitated us adapting a traditional practical report into ... More

    pp. 1201-1213

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  7. Developing new teacher inquiry and criticality: The role of online discussions

    Adam Unwin

    This work concerns the professional development of UK teachers in their first year of teaching. It is interested in how the online discussions (ODs) these teachers undertook as part of the Master... More

    pp. 1214-1222

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  8. Creation of reusable open textbooks: Insights from the Connexions repository

    Carlos Rodriguez‐Solano, Salvador Sánchez‐Alonso & Miguel‐Angel Sicilia

    Open textbook initiatives have appeared as an alternative to traditional publishing. These initiatives for the production of alternatively copyrighted educational resources provide a way of sharing... More

    pp. 1223-1235

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  9. Assessing university students' perceptions of their Physics instructors' TPACK development in two contexts

    Yahui Chang, Syh‐Jong Jang & Yang‐Hsueh Chen

    Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) has been gaining traction among educational researchers; however, studies documenting university students' perceptions of their teachers'... More

    pp. 1236-1249

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  10. On the use of extended TAM to assess students' acceptance and intent to use third-generation learning management systems

    Salvador Ros, Roberto Hernández, Agustín Caminero, Antonio Robles, Isabel Barbero, Araceli Maciá & Francisco Pablo Holgado

    Service-oriented e-learning platforms can be considered as a third generation of learning management systems (LMSs). As opposed to the previous generations, consisting of ad hoc solutions and... More

    pp. 1250-1271

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  11. Exploring factors that influence adoption of e-learning within higher education

    Emma King & Russell Boyatt

    E-learning is increasingly adopted in the workplace for supporting professional development and continuing education; however, in higher education, the use of e-learning is predominantly used as a ... More

    pp. 1272-1280

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  12. Examining the characteristics of student postings that are liked and linked in a CSCL environment

    Alexandra Makos, Kyungmee Lee & Daniel Zingaro

    This case study is the first iteration of a large-scale design-based research project to improve Pepper, an interactive discussion-based learning environment. In this phase, we designed and... More

    pp. 1281-1294

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  13. Internal structure of virtual communications in communities of inquiry in higher education: Phases, evolution and participants' satisfaction

    Elba Gutierrez‐Santiuste & Maria‐Jesus Gallego‐Arrufat

    This study investigates the phases of development of synchronous and asynchronous virtual communication produced in a community of inquiry (CoI) by analyzing the internal structure of each... More

    pp. 1295-1311

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  14. Facebook and classroom group work: A trial study involving University of Botswana Advanced Oral Presentation students

    Joel M. Magogwe, Beauty Ntereke & Keith R. Phetlhe

    In the 21st century, the use of information technology in the classroom is advancing rapidly, especially in higher education. The Internet, through social networking, has made it possible for... More

    pp. 1312-1323

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  15. How and why academics do and do not use iPads for academic teaching?

    Olaojo Aiyegbayo

    This paper evaluated how academics, at a mid-sized UK university, used their iPads for teaching. The data were gathered using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Eighty-four academics... More

    pp. 1324-1332

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  16. Effects of degree of segmentation and learner disposition on multimedia learning

    Peter E. Doolittle, Lauren H. Bryant & Jessica R. Chittum

    The construction of asynchronous learning environments often involves the creation of self-paced multimedia instructional episodes that provide the learner with control over the pacing of... More

    pp. 1333-1343

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  17. Making in-class skills training more effective: The scope for interactive videos to complement the delivery of practical pedestrian training

    James Hammond, Tom Cherrett & Ben Waterson

    Skills and awareness of young pedestrians can be improved with on-street practical pedestrian training, often delivered in schools in the UK by local authorities with the intention of improving... More

    pp. 1344-1353

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  18. Papier-mach(in)e: Thinking with “sticky” paper in the cloud

    Judith Enriquez‐Gibson

    There is nothing less about paper and its use when it comes to academic study as we experience increasingly converging media spaces and functionalities of online applications within the screens of ... More

    pp. 1354-1366

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  19. Construction of a digital learning environment based on cloud computing

    Jihong Ding, Caiping Xiong & Huazhong Liu

    Constructing the digital learning environment for ubiquitous learning and asynchronous distributed learning has opened up immense amounts of concrete research. However, current digital learning... More

    pp. 1367-1377

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  20. Developing a dynamic inference expert system to support individual learning at work

    Yu Hsin Hung, Chun Fu Lin & Ray I. Chang

    In response to the rapid growth of information in recent decades, knowledge-based systems have become an essential tool for organizational learning. The application of electronic performance... More

    pp. 1378-1391

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