Educational technology

Journal article

13 May 2014

Abstract: Social media technologies are becoming a fundamental component of education. This study extends the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) to identify factors that influence the perceived advantages and relevance of Facebook as a learning tool. The proposed model is based...

Journal article

11 Dec 2013

Despite significant investment in school one-to-one device programs, little is known about which aspects of program implementation work and why. Through a comparison of two implementation models, adopter-diffusion and saturation, and using existing data from the One Laptop per Child Australia laptop program, we explored...

Journal article

23 Jul 2013

Teachers who do not integrate technology are often labelled as 'resistant' to change. Yet, considerable uncertainties remain about appropriate uses and actual value of technology in teaching and learning, which can make integration and change seem risky. The purpose of this article is to explore...


30 Nov 2012

This report sets out where proof, promise and potential lie for technology in education. It then identifies the contextual factors and actions needed to ensure current and future opportunities for school children take full advantage of technology for learning.

Journal article

30 Jun 2012

There is no clear theoretical prediction regarding whether home computers are an important input in the educational production function. To investigate the hypothesis, we conduct a field experiment involving the random provision of free computers to low-income community college students for home use. Although estimates...


28 Feb 2012

Although many countries are aggressively implementing the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program, there is a lack of empirical evidence on its effects. This paper presents the impact of the first large-scale randomized evaluation of the OLPC program, using data collected after 15 months of...


5 Feb 2012

The “Teachers’ competition for social media use in formal language learning contexts” was created within the framework of the EU-funded network “Language learning and social media: 6 key dialogues”.

The competition was part of key dialogue 6 “Language learning and teaching in formal and...

Journal article

26 Jan 2012

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program has sought to transform education by developing and distributing to low-income children around the world an inexpensive computer with an in- novative interface and applications. This article investigates the implementation of OLPC in Birmingham, Alabama, where some 15,000...

Journal article

12 Sep 2011

Educational technology research has been characterised as lacking theoretical frameworks that can enable cumulative knowledge-building across the field. This article explores the value of Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) for addressing these issues by discussing research into the key question of integration of information and communication...

Journal article

31 Jul 2011


This article presents a review of the literature over the past 10 years into the use of technological interventions that tutors might use to encourage students to engage with and action the feedback that they receive on their assessment tasks. The authors...


2 Aug 2010

Despite the fact that education systems have been heavily investing in technology since the early 1980s, international indicators on technology uptake and use in education are missing. This book aims to provide a basis for the design of frameworks, the identification of indicators and existing...

Conference paper

1 May 2010

This paper presents an exploration of teachers’ perceptions of risks related to technology integration in teaching. As teachers implement new teaching practices they take risks. Developing an understanding of teachers’ perceived risks related to technology integration could help make technology‐related change initiatives more effective. Data...


17 Aug 2009

JISC’s new guide to Second Life is written by lecturers for lecturers, to help others to use virtual worlds for teaching.

The guide has been written by representatives from several projects from within the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the UK. JISC's recent...

Journal article

30 Jun 2009

This article argues that the one laptop per child vision is being overwhelmed by the reality of business, politics, logistics, and competing interests worldwide.


26 Mar 2009

This paper presents findings related to how the nature of class changes when asynchronous online courses are used rather than classrooms. The qualitative study involved interviews with 32 university professors who have taught both in?class and online courses. The findings provide insight into how when...

Journal article

13 Mar 2009

Education is moving into the digital age. Pedagogies have changed to engage the latest digital technologies. The methods of distribution are now a blend between face-to-face and some other combination of virtual interfaces. The content is moving from traditional text-based learning to text-plus-multimedia. The community...


16 Feb 2009

According to a recent survey by the National Campaign To Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy on Sex and Tech one in five American teenagers reports that he or she has sent or posted naked photos of himself or herself.

Parents can forget that...

Journal article

31 Oct 2007

The purpose of this study was to document typical use and configuration of 1:1 computing in two schools focusing on the added value and unique challenges these uses present. A qualitative case study design was used in two middle schools (sixth, seventh and eighth grade)...


26 Apr 2007

Networks, connections and community: learning with social software investigates the use of social software (blogs, wikis, social bookmarking and virtual conferencing) in teaching, learning and in capability building. Further, it contributes to our understanding of the ways in which the development of social softwares broadens...




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