Achieving improved quality and validity: reframing research and evaluation of learning technologies

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622655
Title:
Achieving improved quality and validity: reframing research and evaluation of learning technologies
Authors:
Kirkwood, Adrian; Price, Linda ( 0000-0001-5291-0469 )
Abstract:
A critical reading of research literature relating to teaching and learning with technology for open, distance and blended education reveals a number of shortcomings in how investigations are conceptualised, conducted and reported. Projects often lack clarity about the nature of the enhancement that technology is intended to bring about. Frequently there is no explicit discussion of assumptions and beliefs that underpin research studies and the approaches used to investigate the educational impact of technologies. This presentation summarises a number of the weaknesses identified in published studies and considers the implications. Some ways in which these limitations could be avoided through a more rigorous approach to undertaking research and evaluation studies are then outlined and discussed.
Citation:
Kirkwood A, Price L (2015) 'Achieving improved quality and validity: reframing research and evaluation of learning technologies', European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, (), pp.102-115.
Publisher:
European Distance and E Learning Network
Journal:
European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning
Issue Date:
1-Jan-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622655
Additional Links:
http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/33216/; http://www.eurodl.org/materials/special/2015/Kirkwood_Price.pdf
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1027-5207
Appears in Collections:
Education

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKirkwood, Adrianen
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Lindaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-19T12:41:38Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-19T12:41:38Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-01-
dc.identifier.citationKirkwood A, Price L (2015) 'Achieving improved quality and validity: reframing research and evaluation of learning technologies', European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, (), pp.102-115.en
dc.identifier.issn1027-5207-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622655-
dc.description.abstractA critical reading of research literature relating to teaching and learning with technology for open, distance and blended education reveals a number of shortcomings in how investigations are conceptualised, conducted and reported. Projects often lack clarity about the nature of the enhancement that technology is intended to bring about. Frequently there is no explicit discussion of assumptions and beliefs that underpin research studies and the approaches used to investigate the educational impact of technologies. This presentation summarises a number of the weaknesses identified in published studies and considers the implications. Some ways in which these limitations could be avoided through a more rigorous approach to undertaking research and evaluation studies are then outlined and discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuropean Distance and E Learning Networken
dc.relation.urlhttp://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/33216/en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.eurodl.org/materials/special/2015/Kirkwood_Price.pdfen
dc.subjectacademic qualityen
dc.subjectlearning technologyen
dc.subjectX300 Academic studies in Educationen
dc.titleAchieving improved quality and validity: reframing research and evaluation of learning technologiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learningen
dc.date.updated2018-04-17T13:56:48Z-
dc.description.noteSpecial Issue: Best of EDEN RW8-
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