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Research Reports

DERN provides access to quality assured and current information resources around the use of digital technologies and digital media in education. These resources are annotated and linked to relevant categories to enable access to collections of similar resources under specific topics.


Comparative analysis of the impact of traditional versus innovative learning environment on student attitudes and learning outcomes

Posted on 02 Oct 2018 with 0 comments
Engagement and performance Learning environment

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Studies in Educational Evaluation

This study explored the claim that different classroom layouts can affect teaching and learning, comparing students’ attitudes to their learning experiences, motivation, engagement and academic outcomes in each layout over a school year. A correlation was identified between enhanced student attitudes in an ILE and higher English, Humanities and Mathematics academic achievement.


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Investigating undergraduate mathematics learners’ cognitive engagement with recorded lecture videos

Posted on 02 Oct 2018 with 0 comments
Learning environment Multimedia

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A study of the use of recorded lecture videos (RLVs) in mathematics instruction in Australia and the UK found similar outcomes in both contexts: a reduction in live lecture attendance coupled with a dependence on RLVs was associated with an increase in surface approaches to learning.


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Validation of a touch screen tablet assessment of early literacy skills and a comparison with a traditional paper-based assessment

Posted on 01 Oct 2018 with 0 comments
Assessment online Early childhood Mobile learning

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International Journal of Research & Method in Education

This study tested the psychometric properties of a tablet-based app designed to measure early literacy skills, and were also compared with paper-based tests. Agreement between scores for the tablet and traditional tests was high indicating tablet tests provide valid and reliable measures of children’s early literacy skills.


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What is the public face of coding in Australian public schools?

Posted on 01 Oct 2018 with 0 comments
STEM education

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ICICTE 2018 Proceedings

This study sought to identify the extent to which schools made public their goals with regard to the place of coding in the curriculum. This was achieved by examining the websites of a sample of schools from each state and territory


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The Impact of Open Educational Resources on various student success metrics

Posted on 07 Sep 2018 with 0 comments
Copyright Electronic books Information sources Open scholarship

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Results of a large-scale study of course-level faculty adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER). Results indicate OER adoption does much more than simply save students money. OER improve end-of-course grades and decrease D, F, and Withdrawal letter grade rates for all students.


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Are educational preschool apps designed to teach? An analysis of the app market

Posted on 07 Sep 2018 with 0 comments
Early childhood Evaluating ICT effects Mobile learning

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Content analysis of popular Apple and Android math and literacy preschool apps using a developmental framework to code and analyze apps’ educational features.


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A systematic review of the effects of learning environments on student learning outcomes

Posted on 07 Sep 2018 with 0 comments
Blended learning Learning environment

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This systematic review identified evidence that different learning environments (blended, innovative learning environment (ILE), open-plan and traditional) have an impact on student learning outcomes. 


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Bridging the digital divide with off-line e-learning

Posted on 21 Aug 2018 with 0 comments
Digital divide Learning environment

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This paper explores a proposal for an off-line e-learning platform that will provide a bridge for digitally unconnected students and educators to join the contemporary information and communications technology (ICT) intensive world. Individual remote and unconnected learners face a chicken and egg problem for engagement with contemporary e-learning offerings. Without connectivity, remote learners have no way of engaging with now common ICT intensified learning materials that are intended to teach them how to engage in an ICT intensive world.


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Programmable toys and free play in early childhood classrooms

Posted on 22 May 2018 with 0 comments
Early childhood

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Newhouse, Cooper and Codery (2017) investigated ways young children interact with discrete programmable digital toys in a free play setting. Researchers worked with teachers to provide children with two types of digital toys, the Sphero and the Beebot. It was found that without some explicit scaffolding the children did not tend to demonstrate any actions that could be associated with an understanding of ‘algorithms’. However, they did demonstrate motivation, engagement, and increased proficiency and recognition with using the hardware and software


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Working Group on Education: Digital skills for life and work

Posted on 19 Feb 2018 with 0 comments
Broadband Digital literacy ICT in developing countries Internet use

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What are the educational implications of the ‘broadband society’ for the development of digital skills for life and work? The UNESCO Broadband Commission Working Group on Education asks what are the educational implications of the ‘broadband society’ for the development of digital skills for life and work? Their publication includes case studies from Africa, France, Malaysia, and Myanmar that address digital skills and competencies and future challenges.


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