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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 874–876
One of the most exciting developments in the school reform movement is the use of alternative forms of assessment to evaluate student learning and teacher development. Different alternative assessment systems and forms must be judged based on the...
In Search of Localization Criteria for Learning Solutions: Examining the localization needs of Finnish learning solutions in the United Arab Emirates
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 2596–2603
Despite the acknowledged necessity for localizing learning solutions developed in one cultural context to satisfy the requirements of another, the question of how to achieve this in practice has remained elusive. Although some answers have been...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 161–167
Children and young people use fluently versatile ICT applications at home and during their leisure time. This skilled use of ICT also challenges teachers and parents to consider the possibilities of ICT in teaching and learning. From the perspective ...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 168–172
Last decade has been a period of strong and rapid development of information and communication technology (ICT). However, schools have not adopted ICT for use at teaching and learning according to the available possibilities for ICT access. It has...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2019 (Jun 24, 2019) pp. 313–321
Curricula, influenced by the digitalization, set requirements for early childhood education (ECE) settings to implement digital practices. However, ECE teachers are struggling to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and child...
Childhood Education Vol. 79, No. 5 (2003) pp. 287–92
Describes the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in Finnish early childhood environments from three perspectives. Examines Finnish national policies on the use of ICT; indicates the prevailing state of ICT use, according to...
Digital Mental Health Resources for Children and Youth - Evaluation of Strengths in User Interface Design
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2019 (Jun 24, 2019) pp. 1863–1871
The aim of this research is to explore the positive user interface (UI) design of digital mental health resources for children and youth. For this purpose, a heuristic model is introduced and heuristic evaluation is used as a method to...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 414–423
Using information and communication technology (ICT) for learning purposes has become more ingrained in curriculums and students’ lives over the past decades. Commonly, the lack of understanding about learning and pedagogy, and more specifically...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2018 (Oct 15, 2018) pp. 27–38
The purpose of this study is to explore the added value that bodily learning brings to the study of physics at lower secondary school and how pupils experience a new way of studying physics. The study compares how pupils who liked and disliked...
Constructing Digital Portfolios: Teachers Evolving Capabilities in the Use of Information and Communications Technology
Teacher Development Vol. 5, No. 2 (2001) pp. 259–75
Investigated Finnish kindergarten teachers' evolving information and communications technology (ICT) capabilities in the construction and use of digital web portfolios. Teacher surveys indicated that access, competence, and motivation in ICT use...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2018 (Oct 15, 2018) pp. 246–251
Information technology is providing opportunities to improve education and therefore, research is needed to identify what gaps exist and how these gaps can become opportunities for technology integration such as mobile learning. This paper suggests...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2017 (Oct 17, 2017) pp. 611–620
Innovative use of information and communication technology in education is a topic that has received a lot of attention both in public and academic debate Innovative practices have been communicated and visions for sharing them have been around for...
Interactive Technology and Smart Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013) pp. 4–14
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of the prototype of a mobile application for the enhancement of children's motivation for writing. The results are explored from students' and experts' perspectives. Design/methodology...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (Jun 20, 2017) pp. 217–220
Increasingly digitalization is affording us new ways of providing not only education, but supporting health and fostering an overall literacy that encompasses both health and digital media - digital health literacy. Our multi-disciplinary consortium,...
Topics: Design Principles
International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014 (2014)
The aim of this case study was to explore the feasibility of the Quick Response (QR) codes and mobile devices in the context of Finnish basic education. The interest was especially to explore how mobile devices and QR codes can enhance and blend...
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 3, No. 2 (Dec 14, 2010)
In recent years, participation of children in virtual worlds has grown and children are also the largest number of users of virtual worlds (KZero, 2009a). This growth in participation in virtual worlds has brought out discussion about their effects...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (Jun 20, 2017) pp. 833–842
The specific objective of this study was to better understand Nigerian university students’ perceptions and readiness towards mobile learning. Recently, the influence of mobile technology is seen to have infiltrated everyday life and the learning...
Topics: Teaching/Learning Strategies