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Mathwrite: An Exploration of Touch Screen Mathematics in the European Primary Classroom
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2254–2259
This paper explores the impact of touch screens in the teaching of mathematics in primary classrooms across Europe. We report on the initial progress of the Mathwrite project, whose main objective is the acquisition of experience in developing and...
Topics: Instructional Design, Mathematics, Elementary Education, Schools
Initial Perception of CALL by Japanese University Students
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 11, No. 4 (1998) pp. 397–409
Surveys initial student perceptions of a university-level computer-assisted language learning (CALL) course. Over 100 Japanese first-year students were questioned about the influence of CALL in their language classroom and on language education in...
Connecting learners with special needs - Web-Communities with and for each other
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2537–2544
Those who learn differently have both special needs and also the need to be ordinary learners. Creating opportunities for independent, self-reliant learning is an important part of a new moment for emancipatory learning but we argue that one more...
Seeding Clouds in the Dubai: How Virtual Platforms Can Provide Accessible Open Education
Bryn Holmes; Nawfal Mehdi
Global Learn 2012 (Nov 06, 2012) pp. 1–7
Education is vital to any nation’s growth and there is increasing pressure on the world’s educational systems to prepare students to succeed in an increasingly diverse and complex global economy. Every country is thus under pressure to raise the...
Meeting in the Middle: An Exploration of Distance Education and First Nation in Canada
Teprine Baldo; Bryn Holmes
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 770–774
Distance Education in a First Nations context is an important acid test for the successful integration of culturally relevant teaching materials and methods. We would argue here that there are First Nation school boards that work closely with...
Topics: Distance Education, Teaching Methods
Creating a Communally Constructed Digital Repository: Exploring issues in Accessibility and Sustainability of Online Research Databases
Bryn Holmes; John Gardner
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 7444–7443
Our access to data in the age of information is truly phenomenal. Finding the information you need when and how you want it is more problematic - enter digital repositories. Traditionally the prerogative of libraries, the creation and evaluation of...
Who Wants To Be a Teacher? An Exploration of the Theory of Communal Constructivism at the Chalk Face
Siobhan Meehan; Bryn Holmes; Brendan Tangney
Teacher Development Vol. 5, No. 2 (2001) pp. 177–90
Examines classroom practice in Ireland and Japan, comparing the development of Vygotsky's notion of social constructivism to that of communal constructivism (which reflects the opportunities created by information and communications technology to...
ICTs for Learning An International Perspective on the Irish Initiative
Eileen Freeman; Bryn Holmes; Brendan Tangney
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1269–1274
"Where the appropriate systems of support are in place, then ICT can be experienced as a 'transformative technology' both for staff and for students [Comber & Lawson 1999, p 51]. Around the world governments are investing heavily in promoting the...
Teaching "Computers & Society" - The Medium and The Message
Brendan Tangney; Bryn Holmes; Ann FitzGibbon
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 375–380
Of late there has been a concerted move within the computer science community to have courses on computers & ethics, or computers & society, given more prominence within the computer science curriculum. However as reported by Jewett (1996), and...
Topics: Classrooms, Computer Sciences, Computers, Community, Science
Striking the Right Chord and Sustaining Successful Professional Development in Information and Communications Technologies
Bryn Holmes; John Gardner; Despina Galanouli
Journal of In-service Education Vol. 33, No. 4 (December 2007) pp. 389–404
This article argues that most variants of professional development in information and communications technologies are merely "in-between" processes, the design of which does not pay sufficient attention to important antecedent and post-engagement...
Reflections on the Impact of ICT on Teacher Education
Dearbhaill McKibben; Sharon MacDonald; Brendan Tangney; Bryn Holmes
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 947–952
The attitude of the teacher has been identified as a crucial factor in the successful integration of ICT in education as has the role of teacher education. This paper reflects on the learning experiences of a group of teachers – two in particular -...
Topics: Teachers, Educational Technology, Attitudes, Information Communication Technologies
The Knowledge Box: Can a technology bring schooling to children in crisis?
Bryn Holmes; Shujaat Wasty; Khaled Hafeez; Shakib Ahsan
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 3965–3970
This paper presents both a new development and a project opportunity by exploring the potential impact of technology on children in crisis situations. 37 million children in conflict zones are missing their entire education and that their countries...
An e-Tutor evolution: A Report on a European Project that seeks to both Direct and Distil Innovative Multicultural Collaborative and Synchronous E-learning Techniques.
Bryn Holmes; Dudley Dolan; Denise Leahy; Paul Lynch; Anthony Ward
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2012–2019
This paper will report on the eTUTOR pan-European project which aims to analyse a variety of case studies to build on existing literature and present practice to generate a set of guidelines for e-tutors. The eTUTOR team includes Trinity College...
Topics: Developmental Stages, Tutoring
Communally constructing on-line learning of, for and with and the visually impaired: and exploration of the ACE and SAVI European projects
Bryn Holmes; Denise Leahy; Paul Lynch; Stuart Lawler
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 2596–2601
The ancient Chinese argued that it was better to teach a person to fish than to constantly handout food. Yet, despite our best efforts to aid those with physical challenges to learning we too often give aid rather than create the foundations for...
Cross- and Multi-cultural Contexts for E-learning –Challenges and Opportunities for the E-tutor
Bryn Holmes; Dudley Dolan; Denise Leahy; Youssef Amghar
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 2602–2607
This paper will examine the opportunities and the challenges offered by cross- and multi-cultural e-learning. We explore the research on the potential cultural impact of the computer in the classroom, teaching within multicultural classrooms and...
Communal Constructivism: Students constructing learning for as well as with others.
Brendan Tangney; Ann FitzGibbon; Tim Savage; Siobhan Mehan; Bryn Holmes
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 3114–3119
We believe there is a need for an expanded definition of social constructivism that takes into account the synergy between the more recent advances in information technology - which are increasing our potential for communication and the ability to ...
Topics: Information Communication Technologies, Students, Virtual Environments