The MirandaNet Fellowship specialise in research in the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning in education.
In particular the Fellows are developing research findings about associate products as well as government research projects.
All members are welcome to publish here and to recommend important articles and research papers for others. All material for other educators is peer reviewed. Members who publish on the website are receive an award in recognition of valuable service to other educators.
Many papers are in the public domain but if this is not so MirandaNet members can request drafts from firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Summaries of educational research
Recommended research from members
The Open University launches mobile toolkits to engage budding young scientists
The Open University is supporting young people around the world to develop practical science skills as it unveils a new open crowd-sourced science platform today. Developed in collaboration with Sheffield UTC and supported by social investor Nominet Trust, the nQuire-it platform includes the Sense-it app, the first open application to unlock the full range of sensors on mobile devices, so that people of any age can do science projects on their phones and tablets. Read more here.
The purpose of the ‘Innovating Pedagogy 2014’ report is to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. The report highlights ten new methods of teaching, learning and assessment, including social learning with e-books, seamless learning and personal inquiry learning. From Professor Mike Sharples, Open University, who is a member of MirandaNet. Publication here.
On the design and delivery of ICT CPD programmes three linked downloadable publications researched by teams funded by Becta at the Institute of Education, University of London, with MirandaNet Fellows, that provide a picture of the UK ICT CPD Landscape in the noughties.
- ‘Daly, C, Pachler N. and Pelletier, C. (2009) Continuing professional development in ICT for teachers: A literature review, Becta. http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/3183/ last accessed 230514
- Daly, Caroline and Pachler, Norbert and Pelletier, Caroline (2009) Continuing Professional Development in ICT for teachers. http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/3184/ last accessed 230514
- Pachler, N, C. Preston, J. Cuthell, A. Allen and Pinheiro Torres (2011) The ICT CPD Landscape in England Becta. http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/1769/ last accessed 230514
The ultimate guide to using ICT across the curriculum
Jon has packed into this book a wealth of exciting and creative ideas that will enthuse teachers and pupils alike. His easy style makes the book very readable. The publication is timely and teachers who use it will feel well prepared to plan and execute some motivating lessons using ICT. Read more…
MirandaNetters are invited to contribute book reviews to this section of the website.
Practical Design Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology
Yishay Mor, Harvey Mellor, Steven Warburton and Niall Winters (Eds)
This fascinating book provides plenty of evidence that ‘these are challenging times in which to be an educator.’ I’d recommend it to anyone who is grappling with the value of new technologies whatever their teaching and learning style. I have found this essential reading alongside my involvement in the pilot of the EU LLL HandsOn ICT MOOC. Yishay Mor has designed this MOOC as a learner-centred activity, a notion that is widely and deeply examined in the text. The combination of these two learning activities has made me far more optimistic and confident that technologies used well can enrich learning and teaching processes.
A Call to Action
Teaching with Technologies: the Essential Guide
Marilyn Leask and Sarah Younie
Between them over the last three decades, authors, Leask and Younie, have held posts in schools, universities, national agencies and local government in England as teachers, senior managers, teacher educators, government project managers and researchers. As a result they bring a variety of perspectives to the subject of teaching with technology. Based on the broad knowledge and experience they have accumulated, they identify and record the essentials of theory, practice and research that an educator will require to practice well in the networked and personalised age that is now emerging in the twenty first century. Read more
Narrative Ecologies: Teachers as Pedagogical Toolmakers
Books are an excellent technology to use on trains and buses where wifi and seats are intermittent. So for the last thirty years I have reviewed erudite books and journal papers about digital technologies on my journeys from home to London and back. In all that time I have never become so absorbed in an academic treatise that I have missed my bus stop, until now. Read more...
Summaries of educational research
MESH, the Mapping Educational Specialist knowHow initiative, is a worldwide network of educators freely sharing, and building professional knowledge.
MESHGuides synthesise and make accessible the evidence base for educational practice from across the world so that teachers at all levels can keep up to date easily. For teachers, applying the MESHGuides in your classroom may help to demonstrate that the standards required for teaching are met. For researchers, good practice in research writing includes communicating findings to users.
Some of the latest guides are:
• Spelling (in English)
• Writing – reluctant writers
• Using iPads effectively to enhance learning in schools
• Ensuring learner’s participation, challenge and progress – special needs and inclusion
• Mathematics: Reading and Writing Mathematics
• Mathematics: Assessment for learning
MeshGuides website here
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