e-Learning Today - Issue 1
Distance learning (open access article)
SAL MCKEOWN visits the ATHENA project to see how video conferencing technology is being used to help pupils who are under-performing.
KEITH SULLIVAN looks at a new range of peripheral devices designed specially for use by the very youngest and smallest learners.
The write thing for boys
Andrew Range looks at how portable word-processors can encourage otherwise reluctant boys to engage in writing, and also examines the wider use of these devices for pupils with special needs.
The high-tech AGONY AUNT
Advanced technology has brought many benefits to education, but it has also brought new problems, including new and disturbing ways of bullying other students. However, the same technology can also be used to combat this dilemma.
Science: THEN AND NOW
DARREN POWNER looks back at the days of teaching science before the widespread use of technology and compares this with today’s science learning environment.
New alternatives to GNVQ
ZALI COLLYMORE-HUSSEIN of Lewisham City Learning Centre (CLC) advises on the latest breed of Key Stage 4 vocational ICT qualifications and identifies which ones are likely to provide a very real alternative to the GNVQ.
Let the games begin?
ALEX KNIGHT reports on a project by Futurelab to investigate whether mainstream computer games have any place in the classroom and can bring any educational benefits.
CLICKING FOR SUCCESS
SALLY MCKEOWN makes the most of a chance to learn all the bells and whistles of the award-winning Clicker 5 from the people who know it best.
STUDYWIZ in Warwickshire
With 2007-08 set as the deadline for all schools to have a personal learning space in place, LEAs are exploring the options available to them. In light of this, MARION ARCHER reports on the initial stages of a small-scale pilot project Warwickshire schools are undertaking with Etech’s Virtual Learning Environment, Studywiz.
LEARNING STARS – reflect on their achievement
Louise Dennis reports on how, as part of a ‘Learning to Learn’ project to equip young pupils with the ability to reflect on their learning, one school is using video routinely to improve the confidence of pupils and increase their motivation.