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Digital Education Research Network

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DERN

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04 Sep 2014

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The adoption of mobile technologies for teaching and learning is an area where scarce empirical research is available. Most students and teachers in secondary schools, training colleges and universities carry a mobile device (tablet, smartphone, cell phone...

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28 Aug 2014

Libraries have been one of the great wonders of the world dating back to the third century before the common era in Alexandria. They have been important for civilisations and learning institutions for many reasons not the least of which has been the diffusion of knowledge and advances in...

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17 Apr 2014

The issues involved in teaching and learning with ICT in universities are complex and can vary considerably between the differing contexts and traditions of a range of separate disciplines. Students have clear expectations about their capacity to access technology flexibility during their time...

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13 Mar 2014

Improvements in the capabilities of digital devices have also seen improvements in the variety and realistic nature of video and digital games. The video games industry grossed almost double the box-office takings of the movie industry in 2010 in the US, where most children between the ages of 2...

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20 Feb 2014

Teaching using digital technologies and digital media is substantially different from teaching face to face, especially because of the capacity for online collaboration and asynchronous communication. Online learning environments are quite unique as methods for accessing learning resources, for...

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06 Feb 2014

Welcome to the Digital Education Research Network (DERN) for 2014. At the start of each school and academic year teaching subjects and courses for the coming year are often reviewed and resources allocated. Questions...

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05 Dec 2013

During 2013, the educational literature has exploded with articles, commentary and some analyses about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Although in September 2012, the New York Times declared 2012 as the ‘The Year of the MOOC’, there has been much more debate, activity, innovation and...

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28 Nov 2013

The Internet has enabled new online systems for collaborating, discussing and reflecting online about ideas, practices and concepts. This type of web based affordance can enable participation in a distributed way. That is, the participants can collaborate without being in the same physical...

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21 Nov 2013

The use of online services often requires that users enter personal information and details in order to access the online information. Entering personal information can be for a registered login to a web service, sometimes for a survey and for online purchasing. A digital identity is the...

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13 Nov 2013

In education, the transformation that is occurring from the print to the digital era has many twists and turns. Some early adopters may have retreated for fear of reputational damage, often encouraged by sensationalist media reports or student safety concerns, or persuaded by eager developers...

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