Cairncross, Sandra, Mannion, Mike and McEwan, Tom (2003) Learning technology research in practice: Reflections from the field. In: Communities of Practice. Research Proceedings of the 10th Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2003). Association for Learning Technology, Oxford, pp. 70-81. ISBN 9780954587000
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Research into the effectiveness of new learning technologies is needed. However education research is complex and challenging. In this paper we explore problems associated with different methodological approaches. In particular the value of controlled experiments in this context will be analysed and the use of interpretativist approaches to illuminate particular situations discussed. This is based on a critical reflection of our own experiences of doing educational research into student learning with interactive multimedia. These reflections will be useful to others embarking on similar projects.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||IT; Learning technology; Computer software; Human-computer interaction; Learning process;|
|University Divisions/Research Centres:||Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing|
|Dewey Decimal Subjects:||000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data|
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
|Library of Congress Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education|
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
|Depositing User:||RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||24 Jul 2008 11:36|
|Last Modified:||09 Feb 2015 10:38|
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