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Educating for the Past

British Education Minister Michael Gove recently announced changes to the English system of awarding high school qualifications. Incredibly the GCSE system will move away from coursework towards assessment based on all-or-nothing exams. To call such changes an anachronism is an

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Learning and the Impact of Technology

Abstract This paper begins by defining educational technology. It continues by considering what is meant by learning, and the factors that promote successful learning. Learning in the information age may differ from that of the industrial age in terms of

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Learning in the Information Age

There is widespread belief that society is moving from the industrial age to the information age. This paper discusses what is meant by the term information age and how society will differ from the industrial era of the previous two

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Learning Technology: The Myths and Facts

This paper considers some of the major issues in the field of learning technology. It seeks to identify areas in which technology has greatest potential to contribute to the learning process, and also those areas in which the application of

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