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Computers & Education Vol. 39, No. 1 (2002) pp. 1–18
This paper describes an investigation into the use of a visual programming language to teach computer-based modelling to undergraduate cognitive psychology students. Four sets of evaluation studies were carried out. The findings of these theoretical ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1580–1589
This paper presents the design and application of a web service architecture for providing shared access to web-based visual representations, such as dynamic models, simulations and visualizations. The Shared Representations (SR) system was created...
Blending Coherence and Control in the Construction of Interactive Educational Narratives from Digital Resources
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 16, No. 3 (December 2008) pp. 283–296
Digital learning environments are generally composed of resources that cumulatively meet some specified educational objective, with each resource facilitating the acquisition of a subset of the concepts to be learned. In such contexts narrative has, ...
Practical STEM at the Open University: The Use of Live Video in the OpenStem Labs to Innovate Teaching and Create a Community of Practical STEM Students
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2019 (Jun 24, 2019) pp. 1811–1814
From a strategy to teach our distance learning students practical skills online, a new platform was developed, ‘The OpenScience Laboratory’ (www.opensciencelab.ac.uk), which sought to ‘bring interactive practical science to students anywhere and...
Enabling Remote Access to Fieldwork: Gaining Insight into the Pedagogic Effectiveness of "Direct" and "Remote" Field Activities
Journal of Geography in Higher Education Vol. 36, No. 2 (2012) pp. 197–222
This study considers the pedagogical effectiveness of remote access to fieldwork locations. Forty-one students from across the GEES disciplines (geography, earth and environmental sciences) undertook a fieldwork exercise, supported by two lecturers. ...
Mark Gaved; Trevor Collins; Paul Mulholland; Lucinda Kerawalla; Ann Jones; Eileen Scanlon; Karen Littleton; Canan Blake; Marilena Petrou; Gill Clough; Alison Twiner
Open Learning Vol. 25, No. 3 (November 2010) pp. 187–200
We explore how small-format laptops ("netbooks") have been used within evidence-based investigations undertaken by secondary school students, to what extent these are suitable for effectively supporting learners across different locations and...
Mike Sharples; Eileen Scanlon; Shaaron Ainsworth; Stamatina Anastopoulou; Trevor Collins; Charles Crook; Ann Jones; Lucinda Kerawalla; Karen Littleton; Paul Mulholland; Claire O'Malley
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 24, No. 2 (2015) pp. 308–341
A central challenge for science educators is to enable young people to act as scientists by gathering and assessing evidence, conducting experiments, and engaging in informed debate. We report the design of the nQuire toolkit, a system to support...
Lucinda Kerawalla; Karen Littleton; Eileen Scanlon; Ann Jones; Mark Gaved; Trevor Collins; Paul Mulholland; Canan Blake; Gill Clough; Gráinne Conole; Marilena Petrou
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 21, No. 6 (2013) pp. 497–515
Student engagement in the design and implementation of inquiries is an effective way for them to learn about the inquiry process and the domain being studied. However, inquiry learning in geography can be challenging for teachers and students due to ...