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Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 23, No. 6 (December 2007) pp. 491–502
This paper proposes a reconsideration of use of computer simulations in science education. We discuss three studies of the use of science simulations for undergraduate distance learning students. The first one, "The Driven Pendulum" simulation is a...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 18, No. 1 (2002) pp. 77–83
Describes the application of activity theory to considerations of enhancing learning through the use of technology in higher education. Includes two case studies that explore the use of ICT (information and communication technology), one using...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 21, No. 6 (December 2005) pp. 430–439
This paper examines current practice in the evaluation of learning technology in the UK and proposes a new approach informed by Activity Theory. It is based on our experiences of using Activity Theory to understand students' and lecturers'...
How Technology Resources Can Be Used to Represent Personal Inquiry and Support Students' Understanding of It across Contexts
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 27, No. 6 (December 2011) pp. 516–529
The Personal Inquiry project is an investigation into the role that technologies can play in enabling effective inquiry. While it is generally agreed that inquiry-based learning has potential for student learning, especially in science, three main...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 24, No. 5 (October 2008) pp. 359–371
There has been increasing interest in informal learning in recent years alongside interest in how such learning can be supported by technology. However, relatively little is known about the extent to which adults make use of their own mobile devices ...
Computers & Education Vol. 26, No. 1 (1996) pp. 5–15
Describes evaluations of CAL (computer-assisted learning) at the Open University (Great Britain). Highlights include evaluation of science teaching; evaluation of the Home Computing Policy; CAL evaluation in the literature; and a framework for a...
Computers & Education Vol. 30, No. 1 (1998) pp. 9–14
At the Open University (OU), the perception of computer assisted learning (CAL) is shifting from its current position as an optional extra in a battery of course components to that of a key teaching medium. This paper presents the authors’...
P Mulholland; S Anastopoulou; T Collins; M Feisst; M Gaved; L Kerawalla; M Paxton; E Scanlon; M Sharples; M Wright
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies Vol. 5, No. 2 (2012) pp. 157–169
This paper describes the development of nQuire, a software application to guide personal inquiry learning. nQuire provides teacher support for authoring, orchestrating, and monitoring inquiries as well as student support for carrying out,...
R. Ferguson; S. Barzilai; D. Ben-Zvi; C.A. Chinn; C. Herodotou; Y. Hod; Y. Kali; A. Kukulska-Hulme; H. Kupermintz; P. McAndrews; B. Rienties; O. Sagy; E. Scanlon; M. Sharples; M. Weller; D. Whitelock
(2017) pp. 1–48
This series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This sixth report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have...