Personalising learning through the use of technology

Robinson, Carol and Sebba, Judy (2010) Personalising learning through the use of technology. Computers & Education, 54. pp. 767-775. ISSN 0360-1315

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In March 2005, the Department for Education and Skills published its e-strategy, Harnessing Technology (DfES, 2005, Harnessing technology: Transforming Learning and Childrens Services). Within this, two of its key objectives were: firstly to transform teaching and learning, and help to improve outcomes for children and young people, through shared ideas, more exciting lessons, and online help for professionals. Secondly, to engage `hard to reach learners, with special needs support, in more motivating ways of learning, and give them more choice about how and when they learn. This paper reports findings from a research project, funded by Becta, which formed part of Bectas broader role in shaping and delivering the governments Harnessing Technology e-strategy. The project ran for 7 months, from September 2007 to March 2008. It aimed to find out how learners and their representatives have influenced schools decisions to introduce, support and grow opportunities for personalising learning through the use of technology. The paper focuses specifically on the key facilitators and barriers, from both staff and learners perspectives, which influence the level of personalised learning activities using digital technology in schools.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Sebba contributed 20% to the paper and 30% to the research
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Depositing User: Judy Sebba
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:14
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 11:22
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