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Considering the Effect on Women Students of an Increased Use of Microcomputers in Distance Education. CITE Report No. 28
In the past, computing facilities at the Open University in the United Kingdom have been provided through terminals and modems in local study centers. A new policy to implement home computer use will rely on student owned microcomputers. While this...
Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in Higher Education Teaching--A Tale of Gradualism Rather than Revolution
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 30, No. 2 (July 2005) pp. 185–199
The widespread adoption of information and communications technologies (ICT) in higher education (HE) since the mid 1990s has failed to produce the radical changes in learning and teaching than many anticipated. Activity theory and Rogers' model of...
Gender and Education Vol. 25, No. 1 (2013) pp. 6–22
In 1983, the UK Open University (OU) offered its first women's/gender studies (WGS) course. Although a late entrant to the area, OU WGS courses were influential nationally and internationally for many feminists and WGS teachers and scholars....
Learners in Transition: The Use of ePortfolios for Women Returners to Science, Engineering and Technology
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 45, No. 1 (February 2008) pp. 67–76
In 2002 the UK Government produced a report highlighting the problems faced by women returning to employment in science, engineering and technology (SET) after a career break. In response to this report, a national strategy was developed, with...
Studies in Higher Education Vol. 16, No. 2 (1991) pp. 199–208
Evaluation of the impact of a policy of Great Britain's Open University requiring students in specified courses to have access to a microcomputer found that preexisting differences in the student body affecting access (particularly gender, income,...
Computers & Education Vol. 48, No. 2 (February 2007) pp. 301–317
This study investigates differences in use of, and attitudes toward the Internet and computers generally for Chinese and British students, and gender differences in this cross-cultural context. Two hundred and twenty Chinese and 245 British students’...
Gender and Education Vol. 27, No. 4 (2015) pp. 430–444
This paper explores the role played by part-time Women's/Gender Studies (WGS) courses in women's lives in the UK through interviews with 35 women who were among 8000 students who studied one of the UK Open University's undergraduate...
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 33, No. 1 (March 2008) pp. 21–33
Since the early years of the twenty-first century there has been an increasing interest in using Web 2.0 technologies to support learning in Higher Education. However, previous research suggests that the integration of blogging into courses can be...