Department of Educational Research, County South,
Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YD, UK
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What we do
The Centre supports the wide range of research work within the Department of Educational Research that is concerned with teaching and learning with digital technologies and with widening digital participation across a range of populations.
The work of the Centre builds on the previous methodological and philosophical approaches to research undertaken through the world-renowned centre, CSALT, with its focus on networked and collaborative learning. The Centre brings together the many areas of expertise of current staff and students in the department, and the extensive studies we have carried out into a variety of aspects of technology enhanced learning in the UK and abroad.
For example, in recent years, current staff researched and reported on:
Our main activities include:
We adopt appropriate and selected e-Research approaches for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) research within qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies; small and large scale projects; participatory research; linking research and practice (for example working with practitioners, students, etc. to develop their own research skills); policy-related research; collaborative links with researchers in a number of countries including Ireland, Canada, Germany, Australia, Chile, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
We publish our research in a range of formats, including journal articles, book chapters, reports and practitioner guidance. Through our publications we seek to inform and support a policy and practitioner audience, as well as specific and wider research communities.
We use evaluative approaches for TEL studies that are illuminative, formative and summative; for international, national and local projects; working with organisations to develop research skills and building their capacity; developing policy-related research and evaluation of individual initiatives and to meet specific concerns.
We advise on TEL research approaches to policy and practice groups, commercial and non-profit groups, on a wide range of learning and pedagogical approaches and delivery methods, and on research, evaluation and quality issues.
We organise conferences on themes related to the Centre's main areas of work, and contribute keynotes and presentations on our current research to international, national and regional conferences.
We integrate aspects of our TEL work into our postgraduate teaching; specifically our part-time, distance learning, taught PhD Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning.
International Conference on e Learning in the Workplace
New York, USA
World Conference for Computers in Education
European Conference on Games Based Learning
Networked Learning Conference
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