media in education

Research projects about ICT in education

An overview of researches relevant to ICT in education, in Netherlands and outside.

Een overzicht van de onderzoeken in verband met ICT in educatie, in Nederland en daarbuiten.

An examination of the impact of organisational constraintson change in UK Higher Education brought about by the introduction and use of learning technologies

The uptake and diffusion of the use of Learning Technologies in UK Higher Education is an instance of the adoption of change.
There has been considerable research into the ways in which the uptake and diffusion of innovation can effect change processes. This work has identified the importance of barriers and drivers to change as a part of the process. Areas of study have included general instances, those specific to technology and those relevant to the use of learning technology in higher education.
It has also been shown that a higher education institution’s organisational structure may itself inhibit or accelerate the way in which it will respond to external changes and adopt new practices.
This study reviews the development and growth in the use of learning technologies. It sets these activities in the context of changes in computing and predominant theories in education and psychology from a UK and US perspective.
This study goes on to describe the methodology adopted when undertaking an extensive survey of use of learning technology at the University of Southampton to make an initial case that institutional approaches associated with the known organisational models may amplify or dampen the known barriers and drivers for change.
The full thesis will take forward this work by analysing this data alongside a range of previously published data undertaking additional research into institutional approaches and the use of learning technology across a range of UK Higher Education Institutions.

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Using video and computers in class.

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Introduction: Living in a digital age
Working with video and media literacy
How to do it
Practical examples

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Voice Recognition Technology in Education

A 40-page booklet that examines the issues and strategies to consider before attempting to use speech recognition with users with physical and communication difficulties. Sample pages of this booklet are available as a 220Kb PDF download.
The purpose of this booklet is not to provide the latest information on specific voice recognition software, nor does it attempt a critical comparison with like-for-like systems. What it does endeavour to do is provide the reader with practical information based on research and experience gained through working directly with young people at the ACE Centre, as well as information resulting from involvement in the Becta (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) Voice Recognition Project.

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Issue 1: Why use voice recognition?
Issue 2: Before starting: Training the support providers
Issue 3: Which type of software is most appropriate?
Issue 4: The importance of specific educational objectives
Issue 5: Matching the software to the individual user
Issue 6: Techniques and tips for successful implementation
Issue 7: Specific techniques for introducing voice recognition
Issue 8: Additional support for specific learning difficulties
Issue 9: Additional support for speech difficulties
Issue 10: Physical difficulties and multi-modal input
Issue 11: What equipment is needed?
Issue 12: Looking after the voice
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Digital video in the classroom: Integrating theory and practice

Abstract: This article is intended to help teacher educators, classroom teachers, and administrators interested in educational technology acquire a firm theoretical as well as practical foundation upon which to introduce nonlinear digital video into their undergraduate or graduate instruction; discover a time-tested, step-by-step process for introducing creative hands-on videography projects into their respective teacher preparation programs or classrooms; and recognize why it is critically important for preservice and in-service teachers to establish a personal underlying pedagogical philosophy for infusing video technology into classroom instruction.

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Lights Out!
The Context
Underlying Pedagogical Philosophy
Educational Videography: A Time-Tested Instructional Unit
Appendix A - Video Project: Assessment Rubric
Appendix B - Practicing Basic Videographic Principles: Warm-Up Activity
Appendix C - Educational Videography: Questions to Consider
Appendix D - Video Project: Requirements and Parameters
Appendix F - Video Project: Pre-Production






John Sweeder, La Salle University, USA




ISSN 1528-5804


22 pages


4 Things Good Teachers do to Get Students REALLY Involved in Projects

“Almost all of the students in classrooms K-12, and a large percentage of students in colleges are ‘digital natives,’ or students who grew up with ubiquitous access to digital media.”

Jeff VanDrimmelen uses his experience in the classroom to list 4 essentials to motivate and enthrall students. Furthermore, he showcases an example of a students’ project called MacBeth Wars, which was first discussed on Infinite Thinking Machine (

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4 Things to Get ‘Digital Native’ Students REALLY Involved
1. Make the Final Product SHAREABLE!
2. PROJECT’S, not Assignments!
3. Encourage students to use POPULAR TECHNOLOGIES they are familiar with!
4. Give the Student’s OPTIONS!

Kent ICT Blog

Kent Teachers Blog was part of the Kent NGfL website ( The aim of the Kent NGfL website is to support both teachers and pupils in the use of ICT across the curriculum by providing pages of resources, lesson ideas and links to 'safe' websites on the internet.


"TeacherTube officially launched on March 6, 2007. Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill."

Digital Video in Education

Describes the production of digital video from a teacher's and a student's pov

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Student Process
• Plan
• Produce
• Present

Teacher Process
• Plan
• Coordinate
• Assess


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