Research in Learning Technology now open access

Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology and is now open access so that access, including back issues, is now available free of charge. The journal aims to raise the profile of research in learning technology, encouraging research that informs good practice and contributes…

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Social media: A guide for researchers

“Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Researchers have a huge amount to gain from engaging with social media in various aspects of their work. This guide has been produced by the International Centre for Guidance…

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Free eBook: Emerging Technologies in Distance Education.

This new eBook from Athabasca University looks at a whole series of emerging technologies for distance education. Incidentally, it contains a Chapter by Rita Kop on the TRIO Project in DACE.The blurb for the book call it a ” one-stop knowledge resource, Emerging Technologies in Distance Education showcases the international…

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Multitasking, schmultitasking?

Are you good at multitasking? Hmmm….. really? According to researchers at Stanford, you may be kidding yourself. “The low multitaskers did great………The high multitaskers were doing worse and worse the further they went along…….They couldn’t help thinking about the task they weren’t doing” You can find out more herehttp://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/august24/multitask-research-study-082409.html

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How to Use Social Software in Higher Education

As noted in Alan Cann’s Science of the Invisible, EU funded funded project iCamp has published a handbook on “How to Use Social Software in Higher Education” and it’ll be on my “to read list” over the Easter break. The iCamp site itself looks to be worth monitoring.

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