Learning Platforms and Learning Outcomes

1st Edition

Don Passey, Steve Higgins

Routledge
Published October 19, 2013
Reference - 136 Pages
ISBN 9780415714303 - CAT# Y155756

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Summary

This book provides contemporary insights into learning outcomes arising from the use of learning platforms by pupils, students and teachers in schools. Most current research focuses on the implementation of learning platforms, and the ways in which practices are developing over time, or in specific contexts. This collection offers a range of contrasting but complementary perspectives in this area, including an exploration of applications supporting management of learning across primary and secondary schools in the UK, an in-depth case study of uses and outcomes in a school in Singapore, an analysis of learning outcomes arising across primary, special and secondary schools in one local authority in the UK, and a look at student preferences for using a learning platform in a school in Taiwan.

The volume sheds important light on the subject, but with the ever changing development and introduction of learning platforms, much remains to be explored. Indeed, it is likely that learning platforms will evolve further with affordances and integrated features being added over the next five and more years. This work hints at future practices and their potential outcomes, pointing to the need for greater detail being gathered through future research studies, in order to understand ways teachers and learners might most effectively benefit from more holistic or ‘blended’ approaches across the applications provided.

This book will not only be of particular interest to those involved in using learning platforms, but also to those advising on, and developing, learning platforms. Key lessons and issues are of relevance to policy makers, school managers and teachers, educational advisers, researchers and developers.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Learning, Media and Technology.

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