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Virtual Learning Environments: Personalizing Learning or Managing Learners?

  • Philip Banyard
  • Jean Underwood
  • Lianne Kerlin
  • James Stiller
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan’s Digital Education and Learning book series (DEAL)

Abstract

Over the past 15 years, the Technology and LearningTeam at Nottingham Trent University has conducted a range of national research projects in schools and colleges across the UK. This first decade of the new century has seen significant changes in both the capacity and functionality of the digital technologies available to managers, teachers, and learners in schools. These technological developments have the potential to support innovative ways of learning and teaching as well as of managing educational information. Where these opportunities have been taken up, new ways of processing and owning information have occurred, leading to changes in the relationships between teachers and learners. This chapter looks at the key messages from this program of research and considers how to increase the benefits accruing from technology-enhanced learning environments and also explores their limitations for learners and teachers.

Keywords

Digital Technology Twitter User Virtual Learn Environment Educational Data Mining Technology Affordances 
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  • Philip Banyard
  • Jean Underwood
  • Lianne Kerlin
  • James Stiller

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