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Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools

  • Presents clear principles underpinning a new approach for dealing with the uptake of emerging ICT

  • Provides teachers with a method and tools to construct scenarios that will help teachers to adopt emerging ICT and a method for developing them in learning stories

  • Provides a description of a new architecture and technology supporting the uptake of ICT in schools, including a maturity model which allows teachers to self-assess their progress in adopting emerging technologies

  • Recommendations based on large-scale field testing with more than 2500 classrooms

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Innovative Technologies for an Engaging Classroom (iTEC)

    • Will J. R. Ellis, Roger Blamire, Frans Van Assche
    Pages 1-15Open Access
  3. Development of the Future Classroom Toolkit

    • Sue Cranmer, Mary Ulicsak
    Pages 17-39Open Access
  4. Designing Edukata, a Participatory Design Model for Creating Learning Activities

    • Tarmo Toikkanen, Anna Keune, Teemu Leinonen
    Pages 41-58Open Access
  5. The iTEC Technical Artefacts, Architecture and Educational Cloud

    • Frans Van Assche, Luis Anido-Rifón, Jean-Noël Colin, David Griffiths, Bernd Simon
    Pages 59-78Open Access
  6. The Composer: Creating, Sharing and Facilitating Learning Designs

    • Bernd Simon, Michael Aram, Frans Van Assche, Luis Anido-Rifón, Manuel Caeiro-Rodríguez
    Pages 79-89Open Access
  7. Recommender Systems

    • Luis Anido-Rifón, Juan Santos-Gago, Manuel Caeiro-Rodríguez, Manuel Fernández-Iglesias, Rubén Míguez-Pérez, Agustin Cañas-Rodríguez et al.
    Pages 91-114Open Access
  8. Resources Beyond Content for Open Education

    • Frans Van Assche, Victor Alvarez, Douglas Armendone, Joris Klerkx, Erik Duval
    Pages 115-139Open Access
  9. The iTEC Widget Store

    • David Griffiths, Kris Popat
    Pages 141-162Open Access
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 187-201

About this book

This book reports on a novel and comprehensive approach to the uptake of ICT in Schools. It focuses on key questions, pedagogically sound ways of introducing ICT, new technical artifacts supporting the approach, the evaluation in a large-scale validator, and future work. While many innovations in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) have emerged over the last two decades, the uptake of these innovations has not always been very successful, particularly in schools. The transition from proof of concept to integration into learning activities has been recognized as a bottleneck for quite some time. This major problem, which is affecting many TEL stakeholders, is the focus of this book which focuses on developing a more effective and efficient approach based on more than 2500 pilots in European classrooms.

Teachers, head teachers, and policy makers may benefit from reading how novel learning scenarios can be elaborated, adapted to a local context, and implemented in the classroom; how new technologies can support this process for teachers and their national/regional communities; how teachers and other stakeholders can be educated in such a re-engineering process; how the approach can be scaled up through MOOCs, ambassador schemes, and train-the-trainer programs; how future classroom labs can inspire teachers, head teachers, and policy makers; how teachers and, above all, learners can become more engaged in learning through the adoption of the iTEC approach.

Readers with a more technical focus may also be interested in the discussion of recommender systems, the flexible provision of resources and services, the deployment of the cloud in schools, and systems for composing technological support for lesson plans.


  • Educational apps
  • educational cloud
  • future classroom
  • large-scale validation
  • learning activities
  • learning design
  • learning scenarios
  • learning technology
  • mainstreaming
  • recommender systems
  • schools

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Computer Science, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

    Frans Van Assche

  • Telematics Engineering Department ETSI Telecommunication, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

    Luis Anido

  • Institute of Educational Cybernatics, University of Bolton, Bolton, United Kingdom

    David Griffiths

  • Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom

    Cathy Lewin, Sarah McNicol

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools

  • Editors: Frans Van Assche, Luis Anido, David Griffiths, Cathy Lewin, Sarah McNicol

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Computer Science, Computer Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2015

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-19365-6Published: 21 August 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-36603-6Published: 22 October 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-19366-3Published: 11 August 2015

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 201

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Computer Communication Networks, Education

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)