• Enhancing professional learning and teaching through technology: a synthesis of evidence-based practice among teachers in higher education

      Price, Linda; Kirkwood, Adrian; Institute of Educational Technology; Open University (Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, 2011-01-01)
      This synthesis provides a review of evidence-based practice to learning and teaching with technology in higher education. The evidence was considered in relation to the three levels of purpose of identified in the HEFCE e-Learning Strategy namely: efficiency, enhancement and transformation gains in student learning. A further framework was devised in this synthesis to determine where evidence might be of use and the extent of its impact. This was to support a range of stakeholders (practitioners, educational developers and policy makers) in making the best use of evidence in their particular roles. The synthesis is limited to scrutinising the application of technology in learning and teaching. It focused on a demonstration of the use of evidence in the practices of professional teachers in higher education, and how this evidence might change practice.