Technology Supported Learning and Teaching: A Staff Perspective

Technology Supported Learning and Teaching: A Staff Perspective

John O'Donoghue (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
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Release Date: March, 2006|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 335
ISBN13: 9781591409625|ISBN10: 1591409624|EISBN13: 9781591409649|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-962-5


Technology Supported Learning and Teaching: A Staff Perspective presents accounts and case studies of first-hand experience in developing, implementing, or evaluating learning technologies.

Technology Supported Learning and Teaching: A Staff Perspective highlights the many areas in which practitioners are attempting to implement learning technologies and reflects themes of current topical interest. It presents descriptions of the tools practitioners are using, explains the way practitioners have used these tools, and discusses the role of the student and educator in the learning process.

Reviews and Testimonials

This is a really useful and wide ranging collection of chapters authored by those very much at the virtual classroom interface", that is everyday teachers in Higher Education who are attempting to realise the potential offered by ELearning. Within their accounts can be found some wonderful insights into what works and what does not. Readers will also find this collection a rich resource of ideas to be mined repeatedly as a reader's own practice changes and devlopes."

– Dr. John Bernardes, The University of Wolverhampton, UK

A book that you will keep referring to when dealing with the myriad of issues surrounding the use of technology to support learning and teaching. An invaluable reference for teaching and support staff.

– Helen Carter, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, Australia

This book offers a useful introduction to the challenges and opportunities involved in integrating technology applications into higher-education contexts. The combined research and focus make it useful for instructors, researchers, technology-support staff, and administrators in a variety of higher-education and adult-education contexts.

– Adult Education Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 4, (August 2007)

Their nineteen contributions are well planned, well developed, well written - and, between them, they cover a lot of ground of interest to secondary and post-secondary teachers as well as to those in universities.

– British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (2007)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

John O’Donoghue initially taught in a social priority area school, moving later to post graduate lecturing, advising and consultancy for both initial teaching training and education departments and more recently a within a National ICT Research Unit. He has held the position of chair and president of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and has hosted a number of regional, national and international conferences. O’Donoghue has held honorary research fellowships at universities across the globe. He now holds a visiting research fellowship at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Currently, Professor O'Donoghue was appointed Professor of Learning and Technology at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. O’Donoghue was previously a Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow at the Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of Wolverhampton. He is also a consultant and an advocate of the “global classroom”. He sits on a number of review, editorial and programme committees.

Recently, the Shrewsbury Chronicle (August 31, 2006 edition), UK,did a feature on Professor O'Donoghue as he moved to the University of Central Lancashire. The article also highlighted his book, Technology Supported Learning and Teaching: A Staff Perspective.