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The Case for Breadth in Computing and Information Technology Education and Training for 13-19 Year Olds
This paper is based upon the findings of four major research projects. The first project (1986-88) explored issues of good practice, accreditation, and progression in information technology (IT) education and training for teenagers between the ages...
Engaging Students as Partners in Developing Online Learning and Feedback Activities for First-Year Fluid Mechanics
European Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 43, No. 1 (2018) pp. 26–39
Much learning takes place outside of formal class settings, yet students starting in higher education are not always well equipped with independent learning skills, appropriate self-knowledge or the required levels of intrinsic motivation This...
Computers & Education Vol. 25, No. 1 (1995) pp. 59–65
This paper focuses upon an evaluation of the teaching and learning processes in a computer-supported first year undergraduate solids course in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Surrey. There was a great richness in the...
This paper addresses the role of information technology (IT) in the new national curriculum for England and Wales. The role of IT is framed by a discussion of translating policy into practice. To this end, four broad issues are addressed: assessment,...
Computers & Education Vol. 22, No. 1 (1994) pp. 145–53
Considers issues that were raised as a result of the Information Technology Teacher Training Development Programme in Great Britain. Highlights include teacher involvement and the change process; teachers' professional development; instructional...
Education Vol. 133, No. 3 (2013) pp. 393–395
Student engagement continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing academia today. Educators often possess the knowledge needed to teach a class but lack the technique or approach with which to make the content engaging. In addition, students...
Education & Training Vol. 47, No. 8 (2005) pp. 552–561
Purpose: This purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of on-line training by small businesses in Australia. It explores the relationship between the owners acceptance and use of the Internet, and their current participation in training...
Development and Initial Evaluation of a Web-Based Program to Increase Parental Awareness and Monitoring of Underage Alcohol Use: A Brief Report
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse Vol. 23, No. 2 (2014) pp. 109–115
The development of a Web-based parent-focused intervention to improve parental awareness and monitoring of adolescent alcohol use was preliminarily evaluated. Upon completion of baseline assessment, 67 parents were randomly assigned to the...
Fostering online learning at the workplace: A scheme to identify and analyse collaboration processes in asynchronous discussions
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 3 (May 2019) pp. 1354–1367
Research has shown that providing participants with high‐quality learning material is not sufficient to help them profit most from online education. The level of interaction among participants is another key determinant for learning outcomes....
Jenny Bimrose; Alan Brown; Teresa Holocher-Ertl; Barbara Kieslinger; Christine Kunzmann; Michael Prilla; Andreas Schmidt; Carmen Wolf
International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) Vol. 7, No. 3 (Oct 13, 2014) pp. 56–63
Public Employment Services (PES) in Europe are authorities that attempt to match supply and demand on the labor market. Rising unemployment in times of crisis and demographic change are among the main challenges with which PES practitioners, as a...